BlancaWhite is the music project of Ken Savage and Austin Schell. On their debut effort, Savage and Schell have attracted the vocal talents of Paul Shortino, Terry Ilous, Lorraine Lewis and Jeff Paris. What they have accomplished is an full of fun, classic sounding tunes that will appeal to most rock fans.
Paul Shortino can sing anything and make is sound great . Two of the tracks he sings on, “Resurgence of Rock” and “Livin’ It Up” are easily my favorites on this CD. “Resurgence of Rock” is a clever tune that mentions many of the great hard rock acts of the 80’s. “Livin’ It Up” is a cool, extremely catchy anthem that would sound great at any party.
There are moments on “Take Me Back” when Jeff Paris sounds like Rod Stewart. This song has a very cool classic vibe that demands replay. “Another Hotel Bar” is a story telling type of song, that could easily describe musicians in many of today’s rock bands. Paris does a great job on this tune as well. This song is one of Resurgence of Rock’s highlights.
It is good to hear Lorraine Lewis back in action. I have heard sing since Femme Fatale’s debut was released in 1990. She does a good job on the song “Still Turnin’ Heads”. I didn’t really care forthe song “Hundred Years War”. Lorraine sings in a lower register for much of this song, and it sounds unnatural for her.
Terry Ilous always does a tremendous job on everything he sings. “Your Boyfriend is Lame” is no exception. You can get a free download of the upbeat rockin’ tune, “Your Boyfriend is Lame” by visiting this link.
Overall, BlancaWhite’s debut is a solid effort, and one that classic rock fans will likely enjoy. For more information on Resurgence of Rock, please visit this website.
Rating: Out of 10
- Resurgence of Rock (Paul Shortino)
- One For the Ages (Jeff Paris)
- Your Boyfriend is Lame (Terry Ilous)
- Take Me Back (Jeff Paris)
- Livin’ It Up! (In A Mexican Bar) (Paul Shortino)
- Still Turnin’ Heads (Lorraine Lewis)
- Another Hotel Bar (Jeff Paris)
- Hundred Years War(Lorraine Lewis)
- Woman Side/ Famous Last Chords (Paul Shortino)