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"Reviews of Oklahoma Breakdown"

Now this is a lovely sounding guitar intro and by the way the guitar sounds killer all the way. Top score song and really good vocal. A wonderful track and a really good production. Nice lyrics. A really good backing band. The track is so alive and fluid. A KILLER

Reviewed by: Mark Skene-Sweden



There is really nothing to critique about this song. The production is solid, the vocals sit well in the mix, and all instrumentation is capable and engaging. I would like to listen to this song while sitting on a grassy hill side at some sort of all day music festival. This band would do well to play at about 1pm. Very enjoyable, although not terribly unique in style, but completely appropriate for buffalo wings and a Budwiser commercial.

Reviewed by: THEKONS from Los Angeles, California - garageband.com


"Review of Im Tryin'"

Nice story, by way of the words I mean. You know, light one up and groove, that's really where this one took me.

Reviewed by: Marc Dillon from Port Huron, Michigan - garageband.com


"Reviews of Huntsvegas"

Takin me back to a time to when the wings on your 4 wheels were as big as the sky itself and smokin filterless cigarettes wasn't bad for ya.

I'm grovin and movin to a beat that rings on all 8 cylinders.
The tune in my ear is ringing "Harms Vegas" with a story leads me through a winding road back to Las Vegas. God knows I've been there before.

This song has all the makings of a song ripe for the sound trakc of the remake of "Leaving Las Vegas"
By the way BLT's are good for you too!
No Harm done, rock and roll forever. Good job.

Reviewed by: juergentilak from Denver, Colorado


This is a really cool feel, guys. i enjoyed the authentic rockabilly sound. the stand up bass is simply awesome. I love the drummers feel... nice and poppy! ok, so we get a nice guitar solo at 1:44. it's really nice to hear a guitar player play a solo from start to finish IN KEY! the guitarist has a good handle on tone and feel. ok, cool cow punk bridge at 2:39 but bring that nice acoustic up in the mix at 2:51. good vocalist, has the right voice for this style. i actually listened to this several times. it's a fun listen.

Reviewed by: Evergreen Band from Rigby, Idaho - garageband.com


Discography

No Jake Brakes has recorded a demo EP at Otis Dog Recording Studios in Oklahoma City that is currently available at their shows.

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Bio

Rising from the heaps of the “Red Dirt” scene, No Jake Brakes formed in early 2004 with friends Barron Snider on drums, Tim Melton on stand-up bass, and Cody Peterson on vocals and rhythm guitar. After a year of honing their sound during various gigs and playing for the Tuesday night drown beer crowd, they were joined on lead guitar by Mike Mayes. NJB soon exploded on the Oklahoma City music scene and gained an impressive following in a short amount of time. Playing along side such acts as the Mike McClure Band as well as Scott Copeland and the Sidetracks, Restless Heart, Brandon Jenkins and Badwater. NJB has been extensively touring throughout the southwest area of Oklahoma, Texas, Louisiana, and Arizona

Not wanting to sound like all the other bands grouped into the sounds that originated in Stillwater Oklahoma, NJB uses the slapping sound of the up-right bass to accompany a hard driving beat that flows with an over-driven guitar. Thought provoking and picturesque lyrics finish off what the band's main intentions are, to write good original music that is simply that…. original.

NJB is currently sharing time between finishing their first studio project and spending countless hours driving up and down the road performing for standing room only crowds. Originals such as Bryant Square, Build, the crowd favorite; Oklahoma Breakdown, Im Tryin, Kincaid and the ode to Stoney LaRue titled Six-String Heart, are just the beginning in what is sure to be countless killer songs written and performed by the band.

With the craft of writing split between Peterson and Mayes, NJB’s music has hints of Dylan-style lyrics with a crunchy, yet bluesy backdrop of music influenced by greats from the likes of Stevie Ray to Bryan Setzer, and Drive By Truckers. Rounding out the rhythm section is solid drumming that fits perfectly with the slap and drive of the stand-up bass.

NJB’s diversity in music is an attribute to the four member’s distinct influences in music today. Everything from Lee Rocker and the Stray Cats, to modern bands such as Rage against the Machine and 311. Blues influences abound from Clapton and Bonnie Rait, to lyrical influences such as Steve Earl and Mike Hosty. NJB’s music is as diverse as the people that come out to watch them.