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
David Randall presents a weekly show on Get Ready to ROCK! Radio, Sundays at 22:00 BST (GMT+1, repeated on Mondays and Fridays), when he invites listeners to ‘Assume The Position’. This show was first broadcast on 26 July.. In the first hour David pays tribute to the blues/rock guitarist Peter Green.
Listen in to Get Ready to ROCK! Radio…
Click the appropriate icons at the top of the page.
Featured Albums w/c 3 August (Mon-Fri)
09:00-12:00 LIONVILLE Magic Is Alive (Frontiers)
12:00-13:00 MAD MAX Stormchild Rising (SPV)
14:00-16:00 MARY COUGHLAN Life Stories (2020)
Power Plays w/c 3 August (Mon-Fri)
SOUTH OF SALEM Cold Day In Hell (indie)
BLACK LESION Sins (indie)
CAROLINE JONES All Of The Boys (Social Family Records)
BLACK SUN Resist (Rockshot Records)
THE JAILBIRDS Dull My Brain (Golden Robot Records)
FROM ASHES TO NEW Scars That I’m Hiding (Better Noise Records)
THE GEORGIA THUNDERBOLTS Spirit Of A Workin’ Man (Mascot)
THE BEAUTY OF GEMINA Apologise (TBOG Music)
Tweets by Get Ready to ROCK!