London Guitar Academy Great Albums You May Have Missed
It’s heading towards the end of the year and LGA reviewer, Paul Wood, casts his eyes (and ears) over his albums of 2016. These are albums which are probably not going to appear on the “popular” mainstream music journals’ list of albums of the year, but which we certainly think are worthy of your attention.
First up this year is the self titled debut album from U.S. band “The Phantoms”. Released on Rum Bar Records, the album is a classic mix of garage, crunchy power chords and typically loud rock’n’roll. Throw in some glam influences and a country boogie number and you’ll quickly realize these boys know how to get your attention!
Albums You May Have Missed 2016
The Phantoms hail from San Diego and comprise:
Xavie Anaya – Lead guitar
Victor Penalosa – Vocals/Rhythm Guitar
Ed Masi – Drums
Chris Iandolo – Bass guitar
Victor Penalosa is probably the only name that’s well known in the UK – he’s played with the Zeros (brother Hector was a founder member) and was last seen over here this year as the powerhouse drummer with the reincarnated Flamin’ Groovies. In the Phantoms, Penalosa steps out front with a set of songs that melds influences as diverse as the Stones, T.Rex , Mott the Hoople (and the Groovies) into one fine set of original songs.
Crunchy powerchords and a nifty rock riff lead into the album opener “Baby Loves Her Rock’n’Roll” and it’s a bona fide classic. Here’s a link to the video track posted on Youtube by Chris Iandolo:
“Chump change” starts with a spoken monologue diatribe and then bursts into life with more crunchy rills and a great opening line of “Starting the day with the look on your face, so tragic”
“One For The Road” is a country boogie and “Atomic Fireball” brings to mind a rocked-up T-Rex.
“Ditch Digger” is like an amped up Loney-era Groovies rocker with production from the team behind The Sweet’s glam rock stompers.
The album closes with another straight rocker “Stab My Broken Heart” and it’s the sort of closer that makes you to put the album on repeat. Here’s a link to the video track posted on Youtube by the Phantoms:
Any band that titles one of their songs after the bass player in Mott The Hoople (“The Ballad of Overend Watts”) deserves a listen – give them a try and you won’t be disappointed. The whole album is high energy rock’n’roll at its best!
Buy the album from Rum Bar Records:
And check out:
Here’s a link to a live video clip posted on Youtube of the band cranking through the Stonesy-rocker “Tears Me Up Inside”
Now all we want is for the band to announce some European dates!
Lambeth Guitar Lessons – GUITAR LESSONS ARE FUN! LET’S PLAY SOME GUITAR
Lambeth guitar tutors and Lambeth guitar lessons guitar teachers in Lambeth
Lessons include instruction in reading and interpreting music, music theory, the latest and most efficient guitar techniques, and developing repertoire according to the individual student’s wants and needs. London Guitar Academy teach the following styles: Pop, Rock, Country, Blues. Whether it’s an acoustic or electric, I can help you get started on guitar or help you improve on guitar. Ages 5+ Rhythm/Solo/Fingerstyle
LGA also offer recording services. We make the lessons fun and have the tools to make this possible. London Guitar Academy provides both children and adults the opportunity for self-expression, creativity and self-achievement that will last a lifetime.
Guitar Lessons In Brentford Learn to play guitar the smart way with super friendly professional tuition at our West London studio or via home visit in Brentford. We provide quality music tuition and coaching, helping students of all abilities to...
Guitar Lessons Southfields London Here at Guitar Lessons Southfields we love teaching the guitar. We have loads of students thought South London and hope very much that you will be joining us for guitar Lessons. Our tuition will be custom made for you teaching you all the...
Guitar Lessons Wandsworth London Guitar Lessons Wandsworth. If you're looking for the most conscientious, friendly, musical guitar teachers in London luckily you're absolutely in the right place. Our lessons focus giving you the very best chance possible of becoming a great...
Guitar Lessons Barnes London Guitar Lessons in Barnes. Want to learn to play the guitar, or brush up your skills? We have the prefect lessons for you! With the friendliest, most professional tutors in London and our unique forward looking curriculum is...
West Brompton Guitar Lessons Guitar Lessons in West Brompton, learn with our revolutionary new system guaranteed to have you playing in weeks. Our experienced professional Guitar Teachers are the most friendly, dedicated tutors in London who care passionately about...
Mayfair Guitar Lessons Guitar Lessons Mayfair. When you're looking for the very best in guitar tuition look no further than London Guitar Academy. We are London's premier local guitar teachers that...
Plaistow Guitar Lessons Guitar Lessons Plaistow it's never too early or too late to start taking guitar lessons! At London Guitar Academy East London studio you will experience a...
Guitar Lessons Southgate Guitar Lessons in Southgate North London. If you want to start guitar lessons in Southgate iGreater London, N14 you are in the right place. We guarantee you the best possible progress! One of London Guitar Academy's main tutors Dan...
East Sheen Guitar Lessons Guitar Lessons East Sheen. Professional guitar lessons with London Guitar Academy London’s leading guitar tutors. Beginner students always very welcome. All ages taught....
Bromley-by-Bow Guitar Lessons Guitar Lessons Bromley by Bow. Our fantastic guitar tutors in East London are ready to help you reach your guitar goals. We offer friendly, one-on-one instruction anywhere in London. Lessons...
Canning Town Guitar Lessons Guitar Lessons Canning Town. A modern approach to music lessons with a high-end studio setting with professional-quality equipment. Our Guitar lessons in Canning Town can be the perfect outlet to express your creative and musical...
Finsbury Park Guitar Lessons Guitar Lessons Finsbury Park. Our guitar lessons are specially tailored your individual needs as a guitarist making you learn guitar even faster! Our local teacher is an excellent, friendly tutor who love's sharing his knowledge and making you the...
Lambeth guitar lessons guitar teachers in Lambeth guitar tutors
Guitar Lessons Woodford
Guitar Lessons Woodford E18 London, offers guitar lessons for all ages and abilities: Pop, Folk, Country, Rock, Blues, Flamenco, Classical. Electric or acoustic.
Get Started in E18 Woodford London-Guitar Teacher Woodford Green, Guitar Lesson Woodford
Our instructors seek to give students a thorough understanding of their instrument while teaching them to play music they enjoy. Take time to learn a skill that will bring you joy for the rest of your life. We understand the patience and positive encouragement necessary to help foster a life-long love of music. Music Lessons should be tailored to each individual for their unique learning style.
Our instructors are great for Kids, great for any age, and any ability. Our skill set allows him to teach students to sing with their instruments. We can also teach songwriting to those that are interested in creating their own music. Our lessons follow a basic outline that is personalized to match each individual’s musical taste and ability. Most importantly, we believe playing an instrument should be fun: when playing becomes fun, so does learning.
If you’d like to learn more about getting started with Guitar or Bass lessons, or have any questions, please contact us.
South Woodford CONTACT FORM
Chingford and Woodford Green, E18, E18 guitar, E18 Guitar Lessons, E18 guitar teacher, E18 guitar teacher London, E18 guitar tutor, E18 London, E18 Music, E18 Music Lessons, Epping Forest, Get Started, Guitar Lesson Woodford, Guitar Lessons East London, Guitar Lessons in South Woodford, Guitar Lessons in Woodford Green, Guitar Lessons London, Guitar Teacher Woodford Green, Havering and Redbridge, Leyton and Wanstead, london, Music Teachers in Woodford Green, South Woodford, TEACHER, Tuition and lessons in Woodford Green, Woodford Green, woodford green guitar lessons
Guitar Lessons Brockley
Guitar Lessons in Brockley for all ages, abilities and styles with professional guitar teachers London Guitar Academy. Learn to play guitar the way you’ve always dreamed of with LGA our modern, and fun approach will keep you sticking with your instrument for life. Our classes enable students to develop creatively within a framework of study and technical development.
Let’s have some fun start today! With a proven track record of excellence – our teachers have warm personalities, are extremely friendly and dedicated to teaching you the style of music that you want to learn in your music lesson.
GUITAR LESSONS IN BROCKLEY, SOUTH EAST LONDON
We create musicians all over London – From beginner to advanced our guitar tutors will develop the class around your growth and understanding of the instrument. Guitar Lessons Brockley offer guitar lessons using a forward looking teaching method that is so effective that we back it up with our own, personal guarantee. With 6 teaching studios and over 20 different teachers, we can offer lessons of all types. We offer both private lessons with all types of guitar.
Brockley Guitar Lessons and Guitar Teachers in Brockley, Greater London, SE4
Learning To Play Guitar With The Best Guitar Lessons For Beginners in South London