Mar 9

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The+Band:

John+Couture+–+Lead+Vocals,+Guitar

Steve+Sinclair+-+Lead+Guitar,+Vocals

Adam+Plante+–+Keyboard,+Vocals

Dusty+MacMillan+-+Bass,+Vocals

Roger+Osmond+-+Drums,+Vocals

Newport+Electric+is+quickly+becoming+one+of+London’s+emerging+Indie+acts.+From+Free+Press+articles,+to+gigs+at+local+venues,+to+their+“give+back+to+the+community”+charity+performances+–+the+band+is+forging+their+own+path+amongst+the+pack+of+local+acts.

I’ve+seen+the+band+numerous+times+and+they+always+impressed+me+with+their+talent+and+songwriting+abilities,+but+I+recently+had+the+pleasure+of+seeing+them+perform+live+at+Donna+Atkinson-Wilson’s+“Raise+Your+Awareness+3”+Charity+benefit+for+Teen+Suicide+and+the+band+has+taken+yet+another+step+up+the+rung.

My+dear+friend+Adam+Plante+(keys,+vocals)+who+is+one+of+London’s+premier+keyboard+players+and+a+record+producer+has+been+added+to+the+band+and+his+impact+is+significant.

This+band+has+by+natural+order+fallen+into+a+skill+that+is+a+priority+for+any+indie+band+–+they+write+good+songs+and+they+deliver+them+well+to+their+audience.+John+Couture+and+Steve+Sinclair+share+the+axe+work+but+the+“edgy”+guitar+leads+seem+to+fall+to+Steve+and+he+excels+at+it.+John+on+the+other+hand+is+the+guitar+“foundation”+and+primarily+is+the+lead+vocalist+of+the+band+with+a+range+that+fits+perfectly+with+the+bands+material. +The+two+of+them+have+that+intangible+connection+that+they+complement+each+other+entirely+in+both+styles+and+stage+sound.

Dusty+MacMillan+is+that+bass+player+that+any+drummer+or+band+wants+–+he’s+solid,+plays+to+the+song,+sings+and+his+bass+rig+delivers+a+solid+bass+sound+that+covers+the+bottom+end+–+guys+like+him+are+always+wanted+for+bands+to+be+better.

Roger+Osmond+is+a+little+misleading+in+his+playing.+To+someone+with+no+musical+experience+on+an+instrument,+he+just+seems+like+the+nice+guy+behind+the+kit+who+plays+drums+–+but+that+is+a+misnomer.+Roger+does+A+LOT+of+tasty+things+within+the+structure+of+a+Newport+Electric+original+song,+it+might+go+un-noticed+to+a+patron+but+to+a+musician+it+stands+out+like+a+church+bell+ringing+at+mid+day.+Not+flashy,+not+bombastic+–+but+very+much+calculated+to+the+strength+of+the+song+and+what+is+required.+It’s+a+skill+you+cannot+teach.

Newport+Electric+is+a+very,+very+good+band+and+everything+about+this+band+is+favorable+and+keeps+getting+better.

Check+them+out+at+a+local+venue+or+take+them+in+at+what+I+am+sure+will+be+all+the+festival+gigs+that+will+be+coming+their+way+based+on+their+talent+this+coming+summer.

You’ll+be+glad+you+did.

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