After a successful night last year at the Crescent promoting the debut album ‘Longtime Comin’ York’s own Jimi Anderson Group ‘JAG’ are back on Saturday 27th June to promote the new album ‘I Belong’.
Expect another great night full of excellent high octane Melodic AOR & Classic Rock Songs
Since the release and touring of debut album “Longtime Comin” Jimi has been signed to “AOR Heaven” and released new album “I Belong”. With fantastic reviews he is taking to the road again to tour this new amazing album released at the end of last year.
It is an album that comes from the heart, song writing wise a very interesting album. A mature album from an artist who feels home in many stylistic areas like Melodic Rock, AOR ballads and bluesy Hard Rock and everything fits like a glove naturally.
All tracks here will put a big smile on your face, taking you to an era when melodies ruled in the Rock business. Just push play on ‘Wonderful Tokyo Nights’ and listen to this awesome mid tempo melodic rocking song.
The pulse of “Brave New World” is pure American radio friendly, and if you loved Night Ranger first era, better check “Holdin’ on to the Night”. Fantastic, and of course some shades of Journey arise. Elsewhere, Jimi Anderson shows that his years performing AOR and melodic rock classics live allow him to put in an emotion filled vocal on the superb ballad ‘Until Then’, which also features a suitably grandiose guitar solo midway through. Jim Peterik would be proud of this.
“Fearless Warrior” is a nice bit of hard rock with a strong storytelling lyric, and you may find a hint of some Loverboy on the joyful melody / synths sound of “I’m a Believer”, another winner. “I Wanna Go Round Again” adds a touch of classic rock to the proceedings, there are some atmospheric bluesy licks on the properly titled “Jamie’s Blues”, and for a slow, acoustically filled ballad, check out the beauty of title track “I Belong”.
All these songs and more will keep you rocking all night.
Jimi’s voice has been described as possessing “The Timbre of Steve Perry & The Soul of Lou Gramm”
Rob Evans – Planet Rock Magazine.
‘Joyous Uplifting Bouncing Melodies, Massive Hooks & Catchy Choruses’
Alan Holloway – Fireworks Magazine
‘Storming albums choc full of excellent songs’
Andrew Smith – Powerplay Magazine