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Schmoe

Spokane, Washington, United States | INDIE

Spokane, Washington, United States | INDIE
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"It's a matter of time..."

Excellent
Top vocal peformance. I couldn't say exactly who they reminded me of so that must be a good thing. I think these guys will be pro before too long. Keep up the good work!
- nines from Northampton, Northamptonshire, United Kingdom on 30Jan2005
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Whoa.....
.....Nice lungs. So, with a voice like that, it's only a matter of time. You got it going on , dude. Keep up the good work. Your obviously the motor that drives the car. The guitar was complimentary to the song and vox, you to get a couple of thumbs. Your solid....as a rock. The drums powered, banged and in time {most importantly}keeping the song grounded. Good Stuff, good luck.
- fudgepact from Atascadero, California on 30Jan2005
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good vocals!
Good song but needs better production! Great players and GREAT vocals! Drums are too high in the mix but luckily enough, very well played!
- Fafafui from Dublin, Ireland on 30Jan2005 - Garageband


"Excellent"

Excellent
Top vocal peformance. I couldn't say exactly who they reminded me of so that must be a good thing. I think these guys will be pro before too long. Keep up the good work!

Extra Credit: Male Vocals, Melody, Originality.



- nines
Northampton, Northamptonshire, United Kingdom
January 30th, 2005 - Garageband


"alterCreednickelpilots"

This is the shit! There will be money made by the boatful BIg Voice!
Excellent presence in this very capable singer. Very good expression and range.

Guitar arrangement features clever interplay with a delicious left/right balance. GREAT ending!

Drums are curious with their "in the background" mojo. Kind of retro in that regard, but I'll bet most kids would prefer them more in your face.

Overall, a good song, very good band, clean demo. Would like to hear what $$$ can do for the recording quality of this outfit. Keep at it!
- spoonido from Sierra Madre, California on 26Jan2005
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Pretty cool
I liked the song overall. The vocals are cool, I like the chorus.
Has a nice feel to it. Guitars are great, almost an STP thing going on.
- soundboy40 from Sherman Oaks, California on 26Jan2005 - Garageband


"Crunchy Breakfast Cereal"

Crunchy Breakfast Cereal
Just chewy enough to have some texture, just light enough to go down easily. I assume you've been introduced to my good friends Creed? And their lovely predecessors Pearl Jam?
Given the general thrust of the song, the dischord in the fourth chord of the progression seems unnecessary. The song will go down more cleanly without it. Also, the ending would be a bit friendlier without the little phasing bit.
The balance on the chorus is splendid. The vocals are already good, but could be even tougher. I would scrape a little more on those high notes if it were me.



- penfever
Colts Neck, New Jersey
January 27th, 2005 - Garageband


"I like it! I like it!"

like! I like it!
Great rhythm. I really like the flow. Great lyrical content. The intro is catchy. Good strong vocal with good overall resonance. Sweet sound to your guitar, it makes a person feel good inside. The mix is exellent. Thanks for putting this up, I like it!
Reviewed by: lemonmouth from Unspecified - Garageband


"Great Music- Fantastic Band Name!"

Enrico Sarducci (Rating: 10)
"wow.... this is one of the most amazing songs I've ever heard... such a passionate delivery, thank you for writing this...."

Rebecca Carpenter (Rating: 10)
"Great vocals! Definitely not your average schmoes. You are gifted and your music is Spirit filled."

- IndieHeaven


"This one's a KEEPER"

This one's a keeper
This song sets up a classic latin feel from the start, with a great percussive groove and catchy hook. The vocals are emotion-packed and well preformed. Production and mix are well done and the song is particularly well arranged. and, needless to say, the horns are just dripping with sexual passion. this one's a keeper guys :-)
Reviewed by: DigitalMonk from Berkeley, California - Garageband


"Herb Albert is ALIVE"

Old school pop and latin fuses interestingly
Herb Alphert is ALIVE! ..and he's rocking with Daryll Hall! I like this song still yet. The vocals both don't fit and do. It just seems a bit mixed idea to me... The band is tighter than undies two sizes under fitting though and they are the device that really pulls this song off through the non-latin sounding vocals (in English none the less). Pretty good stuff, very fun to listen to, and there is talent there through the hokie-ness! I liked it overall!
- GTK from Palm Beach Garde, Florida on 19Aug2006 - Garageband


"BRAVO..."

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Bravo ! Epitome of Latin music
Wonderful intro with trumpet --well supported by a very appropriate bass and key board background...followed by a talented male vocalist who fits in perfectly...Near 1;20 the use of trumpet and bass playing in unison is very clever ---- nice trumpet break that follows...very tasteful I might add... Simplistic chord structure....most of the piece based on 2 chords but utilizing additional chording in a strategic location in the piece....Being created in a minor key adds to the appeal and sexiness of the piece....Love the subtle piano in the background , that which only enhances the mood and beauty of the piece....percussion is perfect for this piece - well executed and not overbearing, although strong enough to provide the needed support for the liveliness and emotion inherent in this piece....great job !!!
- frschneider from Unspecified on 30Jul2006
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- Garageband


"This one's a KEEPER"

This one's a keeper
This song sets up a classic latin feel from the start, with a great percussive groove and catchy hook. The vocals are emotion-packed and well preformed. Production and mix are well done and the song is particularly well arranged. and, needless to say, the horns are just dripping with sexual passion. this one's a keeper guys :-)
Reviewed by: DigitalMonk from Berkeley, California - Garageband


Discography

Christmas 2005 saw the release (and quick sale of all 500 produced!) of the Christmas Album 'Elk Tracks', available at www.collegeroadrecording.com . Again in 2006 at Christmas repeated the same, with all new music.

Also featured on Bennett NW Presents/Banana Belt Compilation, Album available at http://cdbaby.com/cd/bennettnw the compilation website is at www.bobinw.com New album to be released in spring/summer 2007.

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Bio

Jay Goodell hails from Elk, WA via Portland (Gresham) Oregon. He is the proverbial vocal powerhouse one moment, soulful and moving the next. He is also a multi- instrumental player, and can play about anyinstrument ne picks up naturally. (go figure).

Carly Thames sings, & plays guitar, & is also the President of College Road Recording, and College Road Records, in Spokane, WA. the premier recording facility in the Spokane area. Carly's voice is amazing, and she writes really GREAT songs as well!

Eric Bennett grew is from the SF Bay area (Alameda), formerly of Sweet Fancy Moses, from Spokane, WA. after a number of years playing throughout Northern Cali, with the UC Berkeley, CA Favorite Indie band Simon. He adds meter to the madness and sometimes the other way around.

Dennis Higgins hails from Concord, Ca. His guitar mastery is evident in each note he skillfully executes. Dennis is also a skilled multi-instrumentalist. He recently competed in Guitar Center's Blues 2006 Contest "King of the Blues" and place 1st in Spokane, and 2nd place at the competition in Seattle, WA. He has backed up many blues/R&B greats over the years. He has found the perfect fit with Schmoe.

Recently placing among top winners for a slot on 2006 "Best of the Best Inland Northwest" CD compilation produced and distributed by Banana Belt Studios.

Selected to perform at Bravo Entertainment's Big Easy Concerthouse in Spokane, selected as one of three bands to perform live from 20 winners, (over 200 submissions) to perform live at the CD Release event, which included a month of local radio spots on Clear channel stations, as well as live broadcast from the event.

Schmoe plays live regularly, and is always recording. You never know what's next!

Go to www.myspace.com/schmoeband or www.drumtracksbye.com for more on Schmoe