Tag: Essential Records

December 2, 2022

Song of the Day: Olivia the Band - Stars and Stripes

I’ve never been a huge fan of pop-punk–just dabbled here and there–but darn it all if this isn’t a catchy tune! I popped this into the car CD player earlier this week, having not listened to it in years, and that opening tune was so ridiculously familiar! I think I must have heard it on a compilation somewhere too for me to remember it so well. Anyway, Olivia the Band was originally from Hawaii, but eventually relocated to San Diego. They released their self-titled debut in 2005 on Essential Records.… Continued →

November 2, 2022

Song of the Day: I Am They - From The Day

This country folk rock band isn’t your normal artist noticed on this site, but they have been a fave of mine for years. I finally got the chance to see them live here recently & I was sad. This was their last tour as a band. They actually started out really small doing some songs for their church from what I gather. Obviously they grew & found their way onto Christian CCM radio. I actually performed this song on bass to this megachurch church I was going to at the time to audition for the worship band.… Continued →

July 16, 2022

Song of the Day: Red - Ordinary World

I remember when this band first started, they were on a rock show hosted by Sonia Vannest. I found out about them & Evanescence on the  same show. We all know the directions that the bands took after. This SOTD is in hopes for more Red music. They have done a few covers but this is my fave from them as I loved this song as a kid when it was originally done by Duran Duran.    … Continued →

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October 21, 2013

REVIEW : Royal Tailor - Royal Tailor

Royal Tailor are back with their self titled second album, featuring their hit song 'Remain' and other standouts like 'Original', 'Got that Fire', 'Fight for Freedom' and 'Ready Set Go'. Check out the review.

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May 27, 2013

REVIEW : Building 429 - We Won't Be Shaken

Building 429 release their latest album 'We Won't Be Shaken' in early June 2013, with the hit single 'We Won't Be Shaken' as well as other fan favourites like 'Bonfire', 'All I'm Holding' and 'Get Up'. Check out the review.

April 17, 2013

REVIEW : Matt Maher - All the People Said Amen

Matt Maher releases his new album 'All The People Said Amen', featuring live tracks of his hit songs like 'Hold Us Together', 'Turn Around', 'Your Grace is Enough' and 'Christ is Risen', and featuring new studio tracks such as the title track, 'Lord I Need You' and 'Burning in My Soul'. Check out the review.

November 4, 2012

REVIEW : Third Day - Miracle

Third Day release their brand-new 2012 album, 'Miracle', this coming Tuesday (November 6th), featuring the hit single 'I Need a Miracle' and the live fan favourite 'Your Love is Like a River'. Check out the review.

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