Driven - Driven

Published Tuesday 1st March 2005
Driven - Driven
Driven - Driven

RATING 5 5 5 5 5
OUR PRODUCT CODE: 10210-9683
LABEL: Independent

Reviewed by Tony Cummings

A band from Co Fermanagh, Northern Ireland, clearly still searching for a coherent style. There's some talent here, the lead guitar on the one live track "Someday Soon" delivers some scorching solos, while the delicate acoustic instrumental "Mirrors" and the two songs featuring Joy Talbot's lead vocals show they have some interesting musical ideas. But elsewhere where heavy-ish guitar battles it out with a rock funk rhythm the effect is confused and slightly shambolic. I would suggest a band meeting is needed to sort out an identifiable musical direction.

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Reader Comments

Posted by Brain in London @ 14:55 on Aug 1 2005

This a great debut C.D. There is alot of directions on it as said in the review, but then pick up any Queen, Zeppelin album and you will get different styles. There are some great accoustic moments with Joy Talbot singing, and the guitar playing overall is very good. I would like to see this band live.

Posted by Doyle Mills @ 01:15 on Jun 23 2005

Yeah, probably fair comment, Tony, although I liked the funk/hard rock hybrid (Chilli Peppers, Living Colour??)
Yes, the acoustic stuff is brilliant, and there is a lot of talent. Jimmy is a very gifted guitar player and songwriter and has a lot to offer, although circumstances have not been kind to this band.

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