“I think listeners can expect to hear some lyrical rock with strong melodies,” says Jaime, adding, “the music is pretty dense. I got big fat low end from Jaime De Jesus, intricate and thoughtful guitar from Max Feinstein and a full, solid drum foundation and detailed percussion from Johnny Roccesano.”
The songs represent a dynamic period of change for Jaime. “I’m not always great with transition and letting go of situations in order to change, and these songs reflect my journey,” she says.
Change is an omnipresent force here in Hoboken—particularly within the music scene. “Being born and raised in Hoboken during a time that was also transitory—old timers to new comers—has influnenced me in ways I don’t even process because its so much a part of my fabric,” she says. “My mother was in a band when I was young, playing places like Maxwell’s and Court Street, and I remember always being in the thick of music in Hoboken and wanting to be a part of it. I’m proud of this recording.”
The separate recordings by Ross Sandler and Jaime Rose were both recently recorded and engineered in Hoboken by John Roccesanno at The Business Factory.
Sandler’s six-song EP titled ‘Don’t Stop’ deviates from the hard rocking sound of his band, Crewman Number Six, promising an “exploration of his soul-funkster side.” Ross plans to sing, play and dance—in what will shape up to be a great night of contemporary Hoboken sound.
“Many of the artists involved in the evening have lived in and around Hoboken and have been playing here for more than 10, 15 years—and some for longer,” says Ross. “This event celebrates the fruits of many people’s labors, and it emphasizes that during a period when venues in the area seemed to have forgotten the market for local original talent, many artists stuck to their process and managed to stick around and even grow.”
Liam Brown & the Pounds will close this special showcase event, bringing their own unique “Urban Jam Rock with a splash of Jameson sound.”
Tickets are $10 at the door. Show begins at 8:00.