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    As the name indicates West Coast Music has its origin on the American West Coast. The music emphasizes melody, harmonies and arrangements, and the vocal and instrumental performances are always with great skill and of high quality. The music is often performed by pop/rock artists from the American West Coast, but is in no way limited to any geografical area.

Aaron English

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Seattle based piano man Aaron English has been steadily building a buzz in the US, thanks to 4 self released albums and regular touring throughout the US as a solo artist and with The Aaron English Band.

In 2012, Aaron scored a Top 5 Italian radio hit in Italy with an epic medley reinvention of The Beatles’ and Led Zeppelin’s classics “Norwegian Wood” and “Kashmir”.

Also in 2012, Aaron formed the side project Boombox Séance with Baltimore singer songwriter Victoria Vox. After writing and touring together in the summer and fall of 2012, they released the album ”Boombox Séance”, produced by Geoff Stanfield, in March 2013.

In 2015, Aaron spent 2 music filled months as a record producer, songwriter, performer in East Africa, where he founded International Youth Music Project, a charity that supports music programs at orphanages.

In 2017, Aaron began a four month tour of Europe to promote his solo album ”American [Fever] Dream”.

Aaron is currently releasing a new single and video each month, a project that will culminate in a new album release at the end of 2017.

Check out the new release “american (fever) dream” at the official website.

About Aaron:

In a recent episode of the Fox TV drama Bones, a character made a mix of “the six greatest break-up songs” and gave it to a heart-broken colleague. The mix featured songs from alternative-pop stars such as Sia, Mazzy Star, José González, Antony and the Johnsons…and a lone unsigned artist by the name of Aaron English.

Seattle-based piano-man Aaron English has been steadily building a buzz in the U.S., thanks to four self-released albums and regular touring throughout the U.S. as a solo artist & with The Aaron English Band.

In 2012, Aaron scored a Top 5 hit in Italy with an epic medley reinvention of The Beatles’ and Led Zeppelin’s classics “Norwegian Wood” and “Kashmir”.

Also in 2012, Aaron formed the side-project Boombox Séance with Baltimore singer-songwriter Victoria Vox. After writing and touring together in the summer and fall of 2012, they released the album Boombox Séance (also produced by Geoff Stanfield) in March 2013.

In 2015, Aaron spent two music-filled months as a record producer, songwriter, performer in East Africa, where he founded International Youth Music Project, a charity that supports music programs at orphanages.

In 2017, Aaron began a four-month tour of Europe to promote his solo album ‘american [fever] dream’.

Aaron is currently releasing a new single and video each month, a project that will culminate in a new album release at the end of 2017.

Notable achievements:

Finalist, American Music Awards New Artist Competition & Atlantic Records’ Soul City Music Quest

Italian Top 5 radio hit, peaking at #4

U.S. Top 20 radio hit on the FMQB charts, peaking at #18

Top 5 finalist, ‘Album of the Year’, Just Plain Folks Music Awards

Aaron’s cult hit “The Lullaby of Loneliness” featured in an episode of Fox TV drama Bones

225,000+ views of YouTube hit medley “Norwegian Wood/Kashmir”

Quotes:

Prolific, soulful, and compelling, Aaron English has integrated the far corners of the world into his music, and the deepest parts of the human psyche into poetry. The remarkable combination is not to be missed – whether it’s on a big stage or the back porch. Go. – Fran Snyder, ConcertsInYourHome.com

Seattle’s Aaron English is one of the most talented piano men I have ever encountered and one of America’s finest songwriters…English may prove to be the most relevant songwriter of the year. His work on the timeless american (fever) dream is pure contemplative genius – Ryan Spaulding, rslblog.com

I’m listening to Aaron English’s “God Bless You and Your Man” for the umpteenth consecutive time and it sounds really good to me…I think if he were on a major label this is the kind of song that would get top priority. I can’t wait to hear more of his stuff! – Jim Nelson, A Taste of Triple A

…perhaps the single best line I have heard on an album this year… “…but you play hard to forget…” …The lyric, from “Sleight of Heart” is simple, beautiful and launches a grand melody for the chorus with English’ vocals perfectly counterbalanced by Leah Siegel and Scott Adams… This is all I could ever want from music. – Windhawk, NBT Independent Music

…a talented new artist in a class with other stylistically challenging singer-songwriters such as Peter Gabriel, Joseph Arthur, and Perry Blake…potent lyricism, eloquence, and beautiful sublime melodies that reach much deeper than simple pop songs… – Mark Newman, Progression Magazine

 

About admin

Good music enriches your life. At BLUE DESERT we are passionate about this particular yet wide-ranging style of music we call West Coast Music. This site is a modest tribute to the music and the performing artists, who through the (many) years have given us - and continue to give us - endless hours of musical enjoyment. As long-time fans we want to share our enthusiasm, experiences and views with fellow connoisseurs as well as curious newcomers. If we can do our bit to help promote this great music and all the gifted artist – well, then we have succeeded.

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