Glam rock for a new millennium
Fronted by San Diego rock singer David Vaughn (whose solo CD, "Wired," we reviewed last May), So Long Davey! is a light-hearted hard-rocking combo whose four-song debut EP shows a band with presence, musicianship and a sense of fun.
Vaughn, whose Ohio-Players-styled afro is the size of a small car, retains the strutting, larger-than-life theatricality that marked his solo album. But guitarist James Austin brings a bit of a harder edge to the music of So Long Davey! than was found on Vaughn's disc. The rhythm section of Garrett Gallagher (bass) and Michael Buehl (drums) is solid, with a limber approach that ranges from a vintage heavy metal to contemporary alternative, all with a touch of glam rock.
All four songs are accessible with nice melodies seeing as all four are also co-written by Vaughn and Austin, it offers a promising glimpse of a band that while still new possesses some real potential.
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