The Hummingbirds Talking of Tomorrow cd ep is a mix of styles, English folk with Americana. The Hummingbirds draw upon the rich resources of English folk tradition, Fairport Convention with its more rock edge and perhaps The Strawbs with their traditionalist sounds. Such songs as Back in Liverpool fit this mode. Then they do a one hundred and eighty degree turn and stoke up some Gene Vincent via Stray Cats rockabilly sounds that get the feet moving with it’s infectious sound on a song called Bankrupt Blues. The third track, Awaiting Your Call has more in common with the Beatles with it guitar sound and pop melody. The vocals are not as catchy but the elements of the Beatles influence is there as well as some other sixties sounds. Track four is Talking About Tomorrow is another track in the vein of English Folk Rock but you can also hear the pop elements of sixties artist like the Beatles drifting through the track. This small glimpse of what the Hummingbirds are about is a excellent introduction to a band that has much to offer.
Day Old Funk has a rich and warm quality to their sound. With a name like DOF, you would expect a hard groove funk band but instead what you get is a very talented group of
acoustic rockers who have a true sense of pop music. With melodies that have warm rich tones not only in the guitars but also in the vocals. These guys work really well together mixing their own ideas of what acoustic music should be. Some really nice harmonies make them a delight to listen to. The songs have true pop melodies that can be traced back to their roots. Not really rock, not really acoustic, Day Old Funk relies on melodies instead of instrumental prowess. Drawing on influences as diverse as steel band and tin pan alley. Track after track changes direction from the track before yet they never seem to lose their cohesion as a band and come out of each track with a tighter sound. Singer Songwriter style songs like Song For Him and Summer End fit well in todays modern pop culture. Check out this link to help DOF play live at the Grammy Awards. http://www.facebook.com/TheGRAMMYs?sk=app_207367796002477&app_data=band%3A123%7Cg%3Aindividual_share_return