“Don’t Look At Me” the latest song from the Rockin45s surges the charts


TheRockin45sNot Afraid to Say it…

There are often words between men and women that remain unspoken. These moments between the lines can lead to misunderstandings and conflict through which relationships are often eroded. The latest single from Farmingville, New York’s favorite party band the Rockin45s titled “Don’t Look At Me” challenges the notion that love conquers all. In fact, the band candidly provides a glimpse into the male psyche while exploring the feelings and emotions behind unrequited love.

Known for cranking up parties with their classic covers, the Rockin45s have gifted fans with a fresh, original piece that speaks volumes about the band’s extensive musical scope. While the band often performs up-beat, high-energy songs, “Don’t Look At Me” carries a more mellow tune for listeners to enjoy. The song conveys as a slow-tempo rock single but, it still emanates the vivacious spirit that the band has grown affectionately known for throughout the years. For music fans, the lyrical composition of the song will be a refreshing break away from the often frivolous, fluff of mainstream pop. The band succeeds in not only delivering an agreeable track but also provides a mindful observation of themes that hit closest to home; they do so in a clever manner.

Alongside the band’s thick, and saucy music accompaniment, tough rock vocals reminiscent of Bruce Springsteen’s style,  yield a gritty expression of man’s inner-working to listeners. The hook “If it’s love, don’t look at me” makes a bold statement from the perspective of a person who may be loved but is not actually loving. The song is presented from a point of view that we, as socially constructed individuals are not often privy to. Encouraging men not to skirt around their feelings and challenging women to accept the reality that “he’s just not that into you” is an unabashed concept but painfully real. Certainly a band that thinks outside of the box, the Rockin45s possess a distinct quality and aptness for handling topics that many other artists elect not to. This is exciting news for music fans on the prowl for righteous, fun music, soul-stirring content, and nostalgic waltzes with irony and life’s subtleties.

Based in Farmingville, NY the Rockin45s are one of the most popular cover bands of our time. While not only smashing it up with award-winning classics, they have an extensive catalog of original hits available for yearning ears around the globe. Comprised of Matt Nappo on guitar, Mike Barone on drums, Bill Capozzi on bass, and Mike Scarione on vocals, the entertaining shock-rockers have garnered thousands of fans around the world.  Listen to more music from the Rockin45s on Reverbnation and for the latest information on tours and so much more check out their official website at www.therockin45s.com.

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Out of This World with The Hubs’ latest EP ‘Welcome to Beyond’

The Hubs The New Alternative

Across the musical soundstage there are young, new masterminds creating their own poignant moments in history. It is often impossible to categorize the sound of these new adventurers as they often extrapolate elements from multiple sound sources, influential predecessors, and new age experiences. They are a creative and rambunctious variety that are full of youthful spirit and a zest for life not seen since the early ages of rock. While stylistically the new wave of sound stays true to the conventions of alternative music; the new breed of rocker ventures far beyond the norm to establish themselves as a musical mainstay.

One youthful and energetic band that is steadily engraving their moment in history is known as The Hubs. Based in Bakersfield, California, The Hubs are set to unleash their latest EP ‘Welcome to Beyond’, a compilation of new age, and 90s inspired alternative tracks. The album features 8 noteworthy tracks that demonstrate the band’s diverse influence and musical prowess. Likened to bands such as Weezer, The Hubs delivers a progressive sound that is far beyond their years.

The EP opens with a raging guitar and drum performance called “Rocketship”, prepping listeners for an intense adventure. It is the perfect introduction to set the tone of the record which consistently delivers an unprecedented amount of masterful compositions, quality vocals, and avid songwriting. Tracks such as “Come Closer” is reminiscent of Modern English’s “I’ll Melt With You” while “Plastic Heart” feels like an early Nirvana sound illustrating the band’s skillful ability to capture the conventions of an alternative album while appealing to a newer generation.

The Hubs -Welcome to Beyond EPLyrically speaking, The Hubs are clearly experiencing an evolution. ‘Welcome to Beyond’ handles a myriad of themes and relatable topics. Although the EP consists of 8 tracks, listeners are able to get a feel for multiple experiences in one neatly packaged delivery. Tracks like “Rut” and “Beyond” are just two of the unexpected surprises included on the EP that offer a different tone and feel. Of course, we cannot give away all of the secrets tucked away in this  record, but fans will take delight in the playful and lighthearted energy that The Hubs bring.

Hailing from sunny Bakersfield, California, The Hubs’ members include Benjamin Montoya on Vocals and Rhythm Guitar, Tyler Ochart on Lead Guitar, Adam Vargas on Drums, and Alberto Torres on Bass. The band is greatly influenced by 90s alternative rock and power pop rock styles like that of world-renowned band Weezer as well as some blues rock. The band is excited to release their latest EP ‘Welcome to Beyond’, now available for streaming on SoundCloud.

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Change Is in Order: New Song “The Answer Is You” from Singer-Songwriter Jason Mark Yates

Jason Mark YatesIt happened something like this…

There was a remarkable story about a couple whose relationship was forever changed by a single song. It may seem hard to believe, but these things do happen.  While just a few short years into their marriage, things grew rocky and the couple had finally decided that it was best to part ways. The husband later had a change of heart after hearing a song which stirred in him, the emotions for which he was unable to express in the past.

He approached his wife and asked forgiveness and together they decided that they could and should make it work. This scenario is all to familiar for many estranged families but, this story is the perfect example of just how powerful music can be. We have all had that one song that brings back old memories, that makes us feel a certain way that perhaps not even words can describe; this is music at work, an artist in motion. Music inspires, music provokes, and music brings out the inner-workings of humanity in ways that one can never truly imagine. An inspirational song can hold a fond memory, inspire change, and mend a broken soul; a song can create with all of its fervor, a happy ending.

Going where other artists do not dare.

When considering artists who truly create inspiring content, many of today’s artists fall short. Inhibited by social contracts and staunch gender roles, artists are not always free to express the true depth of their music but, when they do; they leave a tremendous mark upon history. One artist that has ventured to open up his heart to the world is UK Singer-Songwriter Jason Mark Yates. Yates has just released his latest song called “The Answer Is You”. The song is a magnificent expression of love and forgiveness from the male perspective although, the roles of the main characters can certainly be reversed.

Jason Mark Yates who is known for his award-winning songwriting expertise, joined forces with fellow singer-songwriter Darcy Jeavons to produce the exceptional Adult Contemporary track. Yates, who performed both the lead and background vocals, has a sound and style that is reminiscent of Rock and Roll Hall of Fame icon Bruce Springsteen.

“The Answer Is You” stays true to its Adult Contemporary sound, delivering an easy listening experience in the form of a slow-tempo ballad. The music score, which was also written by Jason Mark Yates, is composed impeccably with a mellow, acoustic sound. Half way through the song, is a lovely guitar solo where fans are able to hear the intricate blending of chords while, experiencing Yates’ multiple layers of skill.

His perspective…her reality

The lyrical content of the song in combination with the musical accompaniment will create a moving and memorable listening experience for fans. Yates, whose sound has also been compared to Rod Stewart, presents to listeners a song about love and forgiveness. Through a man’s lens, the song expresses his remorse for perhaps not living up to the expectations of what a great partner is but, later finding truth within his own ways and coming to terms with the fact that change is possible. The song sheds light on what may be a momentous occasion for women all over; and a wake up call for the men they love.

A young artist is born…

Discovering music while in his youth, Jason Mark Yates, like many others used music as a natural healing tool, it was indeed his answer. Having played with many bands over time, Yates has developed a timeless sound that encompasses a broad range of emotion and musical skill. As a 2013 finalist in the UK Songwriting Contest with his song “Reachin Out”, he continued to expand his musical brand internationally, collaborating with singer-songwriter and fellow guitarist Darcy Jeavons. The two artists have gone on to receive even more accolades for their award-winning productions including a Certificate Entry for their collaboration “So Into You”. With over 100 songs in his catalog, Jason Mark Yates is definitely on fire, we cannot wait to hear what’s next for this multi-faceted performer.

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The Nasty on The Rockin45s and their Single ‘Love Song’

The Rockin45s BandWhat do you get when you mix the classic sounds of the Eagles with a dash of Kid Rock’s brazen lyrical prowess? Let us introduce you to the Rockin45s, a band that really needs no introduction at all unless of course you have been living on some isolated island in the middle of nowhere. the Rockin45s is a lively band that not only sparks the party with popular cover songs but, they are also known for delivering their own variety of foot-tapping, finger-snapping original music. For over 11 years, the band has been a staple in the party scene, appealing to a broad scope of audiences who enjoy a wide range of musical genres and styles. While on a steady roll, with no intentions of taking a break, the Rockin45s have released their latest song and video ‘Love Song’ which is already creating a major buzz online.

Just in time for Valentine’s Day, the release of ‘Love Song’ is a surprising twist to the constant musings of hopeless romantics that are often a bore or just plain unrealistic. Getting down to the nitty gritty, the Rockin45s hold no reservations with this envelope-pusher, while bearing it all. If you thought Robin Thicke’s ‘Blurred Lines’ made the ladies sweat, and wiggle with delight,  you absolutely must take a listen to ‘Love Song’. You might be left with your mouth agape feeling a tiny bit uncomfortable or possibly titillated. Afterall, great love songs tend to have that effect, do they not?

The song has an infectious rock feel to it with a lazy country ambiance but, it is also a fun and weightless listen; perfect for a party after everyone has had a few drinks. Although the band has been rocking the party for over a decade; they bring a certain breath of youthfulness and invincible rebellion to their music. Because of this, the song screams of mass appeal. Even though the band incorporates many of the conventions of rock into their music, it is evident that they have spearheaded their own unique sound.

The song lyrics follow the flow of a country song but, they are piping hot! The band tells us “This ain’t no love song; this is a let’s do the nasty on the rug song”. Early on, we are more than aware of where this song is going. Although the lyrics border along the lines of risqué, they are delivered in such a candid way that it is impossible not to relate. The Rockin45s provide a realistic look into the minds and thoughts of men and women who are often blinded by romanticism and fairytale depictions of love and force them to keep it real.

Bands, like the Rockin45s are the ones who inspire 15-year-old boys to pick up guitar lessons or, form garage bands with their friends. With the vibe of an 80s hair band, and the energy of a new age rock crew; the band which hails from Farmingville, New York currently has the Country, Rock, and Pop Charts locked down in the Number 1 Position on Reverbnation. The band consists of Matt Nappo on Guitar, Mike Scarione on Vocals, Mike Barone on Drums, and Bill Capozzi on Bass. Known for their energetic sound, and flawless covers of chart topping classics, the members each bring years of experience to their collaboration. affectionately known as “America’s Favorite Party Band”, the members cite musical influences such as Led Zepplin, The Beatles, and the Rolling Stones, and many others. Learn more about the Rocking45s on their official website therockin45s.com

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