Yacht Rock Revue
HOT DADS in TIGHT JEANS
I knew a girl once who loved Gino Vanelli and Hall & Oates. She would absolutely adore this band. I did not love those bands, but there is something unbelievably lovable and kick-ass about these crazy originals. To take the soft rock of the ’70’s and revive it so well in this day and age, AND make it sound so up-to-date and fifty times better than the “pop” crap on the radio now, is an amazing testament to talent. Coming from Atlanta, and comprised of Mark Cobb; Nicholas Niespodziani; Peter Olson; Mark Bencuya; Greg Lee; Mark Dannells; Dave Freeman, Yacht Rock Revue have made huge inroads with a fanbase that calls themselves the Nation of Smooth. As Robbie Dupree (“Steal Away”) says:
“They’re a trip down memory lane that skips all the bad neighborhoods.”
I love them. So, here’s to that girl (Dawn Marie is her name). A band for just you and me.