After CD Release Party

By: Dee Miyamura
Media Critic and Reviewer

July/August 2010

The AFTER CD Release Party was scheduled for the 11:30 p.m. time slot on Friday night, June 11, 2010 at The Dragonfly in Hollywood, California. Due to circumstances beyond our control it took place in the wee hours of Saturday morning at 1:00 a.m.

The CD is titled “Redeye” and the title seemed to be appropriate for the event!


Jose Frietas … lead vocals, guitar, and keyboard.

Ben Heymond… bass guitar.

Brian Santer… drums.

The band, however; did not let the odd time diminish their performance! Jose Frietas, the lead vocalist, guitarist and keyboardist, sang the six (6) song set with style and with the-show-must-go-on-attitude!

Brian Santer, an excellent drummer, had a stand-out moment. The opening song had quick, rapid-fire drumming requiring speed and accuracy and done with panache!

Jose and Ben Heymond, showed their versatility. Jose plays the keys on the song “Enough”, with a bluesy feel, with Ben supplying a full sounding bass line. Ben switched to guitar for one song. Before the final song, Jose sings “…hear the sound of the rain…” a line I personally found very memorable.

The Doors cover tune ended the night. Now 2:00 a.m. The sound system turned off as the house lights brightened the previously darkened club, we said our “Goodnights” and left.

Jose, Ben, and Brian, gave an A-Game Performance in a time slot that was brutal! Thank you!!


Review of the CD “Redeye”.


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