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Broke[N]Blue - 2000 7 Track Demo

Lars Abrahamsson - all instruments, backing vocals
Eva Abrahamsson - vocals
Peter Gustavsson - vocals

Here's a project oriented outfit from Sweden called Broke[N] Blue. An excellent collection of demo's in CD format, which showcases their undoubted ability. The songs are played in the style of westcoast, FM-rock, guitar-rock. They are all extremely melodic and AOR to a 'tee'. They also happen to be all original pieces of music written by Lars Abrahamsson. For a trio to slap these up in their home-studio is astounding to say the least. The quality on some of these tracks is superb, and more's the point, this is only indicative as to what they can achieve in a short space of time and on a limited budget. Give 'em a bit of rope and they might be able to do wonders!! The influences are wide and varied, and according to the bio sheet supplied by Lars, they range from Journey to Richard Marx. On all of the tracks the lead vocals alternate between Eva and Peter. So on one hand they come across like Roxette doing AOR, while on the other hand it comes across like John Waite rediscovering his rock roots.

The Songs
Standouts are many (remembering there are only seven). The absolutely wicked ballad 'Heaven In My Hands' was featured prominently on the Heart of the Rock Top 5 tracks and MP3.COM Web Station. Those vocals from Peter are simply killer! As heartfelt as someone like Lars Aas from Davinci or Soren Sko from Sko/Torp. Eva gets her chance to rock out on a pair of upbeat commercial rockers namely 'Big Fat Lie' and 'Back Again', sounding like Belinda Carlisle a la her 'Heaven On Earth' album. There's a very nice guitar solo on 'Back Again' too. 'Heavenly Beauty' is another superb track, complete with keyboard stabs and subtle vocal interweavings throughout. Broke N Blue up the party level on 'Needed To Believe' which is aggressive guitar based rock, with a guitar tone the boys from Def Leppard would be proud of. They also zero in on Romeo's Daughter territory with the song 'Heart 2 Heart'.

In Summary
For a collection of demo's this is well worth investigating, and any potential suitors out there (ie: labels) looking for an act to do some work with, here is a talented outfit who have already put time and effort into their music, and are just waiting for that extra incentive to go further.

URL: www.broke-n-blue.com

Track Listing:
01 Big Fat Lie
02 Back Again
03 That's The Way
04 Heavenly Beauty
05 Needed To Believe
06 Heart 2 Heart
07 Heaven In My Hands

Related Articles:

Broke N Blue - 2000 & Track Demo

Broke N Blue - Interview Lars Abrahamsson (Dec 2000)

Broke N Blue - 2001 Northern Light

Broke N Blue - 2005 The Waiting

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