I must be having a 60’s flashback weekend. Following up on the wonderful 60’s sound by The Above, I was sent a link to the group The Reply and their EP Downtown Soul. It is a wonderful EP.
The group is a Toronto soul band and consists of James Bond (keys/vocals), Carl Nanders (bass/vocals), Freek Siezenga (guitar) and Scott Mckean (drums/percussion). Each member has over 10 years of performing, recording, and touring experience.
According to The Reply “soul music is real music about real life..It’s never gimmick and it doesn’t date. It’s about right now: love and loss, right and wrong, rich and poor. It’s life music” Those sentiments can be heard in the groups “Give What You Can” The lyrics reminds us to be thankful for what we have. The song itself sounds almost like it could have come straight out of Motown
The song “There Shall Come A Time” to me, had almost a combination of southern rock and gospel feel to it. It is one of those songs I could see myself listening to when I need comfort. It was for me a powerful song, that I would love to see performed live.
“The Reply” the first track off the EP, has 60’s sound all over it and they pull it off well. Good vocals and tight instruments combine on this song to make it an enjoyable song.
The EP has five songs, I did not find a bad song on it. It’s a shame I don’t live near Toronto, this is one group I would like to see in concert. You can learn more about the group by going to http://www.reverbnation.com/thereplymusic.