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"Album Review by Eugene Foley of Foley Entertainment"

“Dispute All Charges” Album Evaluation by Eugene Foley: Foley Entertainment

September 8, 2009

"1" Indicates the Lowest Score
"5" Indicates The Highest Score

Recording Quality/Production: 3.5 to 4

Lead Vocals: 4

Musicianship: 4.5

Lyric Writing: 4

Music Composing: 4

Melodies: 4.5

Song Arrangement: 3.5 to 4

*** Press Kit/Presentation: 4

*** This category is scored based
upon the materials sent, which should include
the two-pocket folder, CD, Cover Letter, Bio
Fact Sheet, 8x10 Photo and Press Clippings.

If everything is present and looks professional,
the score is a 5. If not, the score will be lower
to reflect the quality and completeness of
what materials were sent.


Strange Tribe

Dear Mike,

Thanks for getting back to me with your e-mail address and for
submitting the material for the evaluation.

I enjoyed listening to the songs. The musicianship was very strong
and the lead vocals were delivered with passion and confidence.

The song arrangements could use some tightening here and there, but
nothing that couldn't be easily remedied in the studio.

To give you insight to the scoring scale above, the majority
of artists score in the 2.5 to 3.5 range in the various categories.

Whenever an artist sees a 1, 1.5, 2, 2.5, 3 or 3.5 as a score in a certain category
(or categories) it means that's an area I feel they need to improve and develop.

When an artist sees 4, 4.5 or 5 as their score in a category, it's a validation from
a professional, confirming that the songs are of the highest level and show strong
potential in the ultra-competitive music industry.

To really raise the bar, every artist should work hard to earn a 4.5 or 5 in every category.

It's a very competitive business and people averaging in the 3's (or less) will probably not get too
far without a great deal of improvement and development.

I don't give out 4's and 5's easily, so any of those you see, you have earned. Well done!

One thing to keep in mind, at least for your songs designated as "Singles" (the songs geared towards
winning over radio stations, record company executives and music publishers) - try to keep Intros to
under 10 seconds and try to reach the Chorus between the 40 and 43 second mark.

If it's 44 seconds or longer into a song and the Chorus did not kick in yet, you should edit the
arrangement accordingly.

In rap music, the chorus can come in at the 55 to 59 second mark, since the verses are traditionally
longer, compared to pop and rock music.

Radio, Record Company and Music Publishing executives pay close attention to song arrangement,
as they decide if an artist is developed enough for them to show interest.

For a free resource of helpful information, I encourage you to visit the "Press & Media" section of my
Web site,

You will see links to several television interviews that I've done, all of which are filled with advice and
tips that may be of help to you.

If you only have the time to watch one of the clips, I'd say the most informative is titled:
"Poughkeepsie Live - Second Appearance" - from Time Warner Cable Television in New York.

If you are trying to gain the attention of record companies, music publishers, booking agents or top managers,
make sure your game plan includes radio promotion, publicity, lots of gigs, Internet marketing and CD sales,
at the minimum.
Just having a great CD and live show are no longer enough in today's music business. You have to show
industry executives that you have a product that has been marketed successfully on the local or regional level.

Fortunately, Connecticut has a lot of press, radio (college & commercial) and clubs that are supportive of
up & coming recording artists and you're not too far from NYC and Boston, for two additional markets to reach
out to.

Thank you for the music submission Mike and continued best wishes!
Feel free to keep me posted as new career milestones are reached.

Direct E-Mail Address:

Best wishes,

Eugene Foley
- Eugene Foley


High Grip- 2007
Primae Noctis- 2008
Dispute All Charges-2009




WHATS UP?!?!... The two words that have become the battle cry for the modern rock/alternative band Strange Tribe. It can be heard at any given performance that the band puts on, usually a rallying statement to get the crowd collectively pumped for what they are about to experience, and most times, it’s not the band that screams this phrase, it’s a fan, or a number of fans, that feel it’s their duty to let any rookie of the audience know, welcome to church… be prepared to kneel before GODS!

Rock and Roll is a torch, carried by the greats The Who, Led Zeppelin, Van Halen, Jane’s Addiction, Pearl Jam that seems to have been dropped almost fifteen years ago, waiting in the dirt to be picked up by the next group of young musicians that feel they’ve got what it takes to kick authority in the crotch and light that fucker back up! Ladies and Gentlemen, welcome to the Tribe, four young musicians that have mastered the craft of fusing melody with mayhem to create the future musical milestone “Dispute All Charges”, the bands second full length album to date. Each of the nine tracks listed on this powerhouse record will stand you up straight, violently shake you, molest your senses, and light the cigarette hanging from your mouth once the tremors stop! Every song on this album will breathe right into your eardrums; enter your brain and marinade for days until you can finally understand the enormity of the roller coaster you were forced on.

All of this is made possible thanks to the four unique members that make up Strange Tribe, laying down the rhythmic foundation on drums is Jeff Luciani. The twenty five year old groove master is the reason your foot wont stop tapping to any of the songs that make up this album, whether it’s his right hand feverishly bashing down on the crash while he leads the way out of an epic chorus, or the tribal like tom beats that somehow build up like a wave right before they crest into chaos, Jeff’s drumming is the ground work that all Strange Tribe songs stand tall upon. The man supplying the low frequency tones that would take the feet right from under you is twenty four year old bassist, Nicholas Ciarlo. Mixing so perfectly the smooth finger walk across the strings, with the almost violent back and forth pounding that seems to come about when Nick’s begun to slap his axe in that timeless funk fashion. The sonic crunch found in every song is brought to you by twenty five year old Nicholas Pannone, via his assault on the six string lead guitar. Always supplying the classic rock riffs that become Strange Tribe masterpieces and some how managing to get his fret board to emit smoke upon completion of any one of the down right supernatural solo’s that inhabit this record. The head of this monster is twenty three year old singer and rhythm guitarist Michael Pannone. Able to supply crucial support with paramount rhythm guitar, with the same intensity and presence of a Sherman tank, all while using the vocal chords as paint brush, and simply bombarding the open canvass. Throwing his voice around from a calm crawl to bursting into a high roar on many of these songs seams to be the trademark of this young front man, just when you think you’ve got the song figured out, Michael’s voice explodes into a register reminiscent to rock and roll’s greats.

When all these components come together, you get Strange Tribe, a refreshing throw back to a much simpler time in music, no smoke, no mirrors, no ridiculous stage props, just four guys getting on stage and grabbing peoples hearts and minds with high energy, emotional rock music that anyone can relate to. The live show has always been what any music lover comes to enjoy the most, so the goal and purpose of “Dispute All Charges” is to capture that. Though this record has succeeded in that department, it is still the case that a Tribe show is a wild fucking animal, in its natural habitat and all its glory, and this record is that same animal in a zoo. You can try and create the most accurate replication of its natural surroundings, but it’s still not the same. Strange Tribe’s natural habitat is the stage, in front of a sea of sweaty people all ready to loose their minds for a few hours and find out for themselves WHATS UP!?