Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Five for Fighting CD "SLICE" Review

For a widget of Five For Fighting click here
For videos of Five For Fighting click here
Five For Fighting on Facebook, click here
Want to try a copy of your own? To pre-order Click here
Five For Fighting is back!

A Little Background:
Singer/songwriter John Ondrasik has spent the past decade writing deeply personal songs that include social messages, invoke the human spirit and make an emotional connection. This can be heard on the past five albums by Five For Fighting, the band name under which he records and performs. Now John delivers a new album, Slice, featuring the song "Chances", available October 13th.

Five For Fighting’s breakthrough came in 2001 with the Grammy Nominated song “Superman”, from the Platinum certified “America Town”. The song was climbing the charts upon release, and when 9/11 happened, it became a song of healing for the nation. FFF performed the song at the post 9/11 fundraiser The Concert for New York which paid tribute to all the firefighters, police officers & paramedics affected by the events of 9/11.
On the 2004 release, “The Battle For Everything”, the song “100 Years” followed in the footsteps of “Superman” as yet another inspiring reflective song.
And one of things we personally love about John is that he is happily married and the father of two children whom he dotes on. His oldest actually made a debut in one of his videos as a newborn! He and his family resides in Los Angeles, CA.

Did you know…
In Feb 2007 John launched a charity driven website – that raises money for various charities when users view video clips provided by visitors to the site. Current views are over 3 million with approx. $300,000 donated!
John is a dedicated supporter of US Troops, performing for US Forces at Guantanamo Bay, Hawaii, Guam & Japan on USO tours
John created & produced “For the Troops”, a CD compilation of superstar recordings that is available for free to every active service person in US Armed Forces
Along with numerous television licenses, John’s composed songs for “August Rush”, “The Sisterhood Of The Traveling Pants”, “We Were Soldiers”, “Chicken Little” & “Everyone’s Hero"
John loves sports and writing (and not just great songs)! He penned a regular hockey column for from 2005-2007, and freelances for various publications.
Album Tracklisting:
1. Slice
2. Note To The Unknown Soldier
3. Tuesday
4. Chances
5. This Dance
6. Above The Timberline
7. Transfer
8. Hope
9. Story Of Your Life
10. Love Can't Change The Weather
11. Augie Nieto
TV Appearances:
CBS Saturday Morning 10/10
The View 10/14
The Today Show 10/16
Tour Dates:
John will be hitting the road in October with An Acoustic Evening with Five For Fighting. The songs are great on record, even better live! Definitely a show worth seeing! To find out about how to get tickets in a market near you, go to his site.
18-Oct Toronto, ON El Mocambo
20-Oct New York, NY City Winery
22-Oct Bay Shore, NY (Long Island) YMCA Boulton Center
23-Oct Uncasville, CT The Wolf Den
24-Oct Washington, DC Jammin Java
26-Oct Boston, MA The Paradise
27-Oct Philadelphia, PA World Café Live (downstairs)
29-Oct Nashville, TN The Belcourt
30-Oct Chicago, IL Lakeshore
3-Nov Salt Lake City, UT The State Room
5-Nov Seattle, WA Crocodile
6-Nov Portland, OR Aladdin Theater
10-Nov San Francisco, CA Swedish American Hall
11-Nov Los Angeles, CA Largo at the Coronet
Wow...I must say, I am very pleasantly surprised by what I have heard on this CD. I have NEVER heard of this group...but thought I would give it a try after reading his accolades. I was very pleased! His music is truly incredible! I am a definite fan now and will continue to listen to this CD over and over again I am sure. It is very soft...yet with a Dave Matthews sort of vibe. In fact...he has moments that he actually sounds like Dave Matthews. Being a big Dave Matthews fan myself...that sold me on Five For Fighting even more!!! The lyrics were nice, the piano was nice to be able to hear over the drums and guitars for a change...his voice is very even, soft, nice. I don't know what more to say...I could veg to this CD, I could fall asleep to this CD, I could rock out to this has a little bit of everything. I REALLY enjoyed it! I hope you do too!!

No comments: