www. mikedeklevamusic.com [Release date 09.11.18]
There are many guitar hero wannabees out there but frequently they fall down due to lack of production values, guitar tone, or craftsmanship. Mike Dekleva has all these qualities in spades. Mike who? Well to be honest he’s no spring chicken but evidentally commands respect from fellow musos and this is his second EP.
The title track is a funky and easily accessible workout whilst ‘Miguel’s Last Stand’ is urgent, highly melodic, and impressive. ‘Between The Devil And Deep Blue Sea’ and ‘Love Finds A Way’ are less frenetic but afford great examples of Dekleva’s consummate good taste. There’s great support here from Jason Webb (keys) and the rhythm section of Robbie Calvo, Amanda McCoy, and Grady Saxman.
This four track EP is a great introduction to his music, with the obvious influences such as Satch and Luke. Whilst there are such references, Dekleva does in fact have a nice style of his own and you are left wanting a full album. *****
Review by David Randall
On Sunday 28 July 2019, David Randall celebrated his 600th show. “Assume The Position” started in June 2007 on UK City Radio before transferring a year later to Get Ready to ROCK! Radio. The show includes tracks played on the first show plus Upton Blues Festival highlights, new music and the regular features “Live Legends” and “Anniversary Rock” which this week celebrates the Island Records label 60th anniversary.
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