Good Music Is Always Exciting To Find…..
I am a fan of music. I know that is a very simple statement to make but it is also very true. There are a lot of good bands out there that do not have the exposure to have their name as well known as it should be in the world. I kind of see bands fall into a few different levels of exposure. You have your bands like KISS, Bon Jovi, AC/DC, Slipknot and bands that are household names. You then have your bands that are huge all over the world but do not seem to get the break in North America such as Nightwish, Lordi, Tarot and some others that just can’t find the success over here that they do over seas. Then the last category are the bands who have a unique style and sound but can not get the exposure to get their name out there as much as they deserve to.
I am not saying that these bands are not successful, that is not what I mean at all. The point I am trying to make is that there are some great bands out there, with some fantastic music that just doesn’t get the recognition that they truly deserve. I am only a single Canadian father in a small town but I do love music and these bands enough to try to spread their name to anyone I can. What do I gain out of this you ask? As long as one new person listens to these bands and becomes a fan, that is all I am seeking.
So, let’s take a look at the bands I want to highlight for this rant and who knows, maybe you will write me and thank me later!
Coming to us from the fantastic music scene in Finland is the little known band Free Spirit. The band is a throwback to the 1980′s and early 1990′s hard rock sound but they also have songs in their catalog that contains songs that have a flavoring of of Celtic and folk music as well. The band has a dedicated but small following of fans but it is very hard to get their music over here. I have tried to find their cds on eBay but it is the first time I have had no luck with importing music. My first exposure to the band was when I downloaded their songs from the Rock Band Network for Rock Band 3. I was hooked with the song “Far Away From Heaven” and purchased each of the songs that was made available. if you want to listen to a band that will make you think you have time warped back to the 1980′s, give Free Spirit a listen. The songs I recommend are: “Far Away From Heaven,” “Pale Sister Of Light,” “Until The Night” or “Preacher Man.” All fantastic songs. Here is the only video I can find for Preacher Man which is one amazing song: