mick-taylor“War Stories is a solid record! Every song is unique. It makes you want to see Monday Rebel live”– Mick Taylor ( Rolling Stones guitarist).


A tad late for a Monday, but here we go. Sifting through the CBC Radio 3 new music play lists, Orléans, Ontario’s Monday Rebel’s “What If” caught my ear. You can hear the track on CBC, along with 8 other tracks. Glenn Smith’s guitar work reminds me a little of Lloyd Cole’s solo stuff circa 1990, but he describes the band’s sound as “Pretenders meets Dire Straits.” Smith’s a Stones fan who got to tour with Mick Taylor, ex-guitarist of the Stones, in 2003. Vocalist Lisa Thompson is a great complement to the arrangements, which are steeped in classic rock roots. My favourite tracks of theirs on CBC Radio 3 are the ones with more of a pop feel, which is pretty much by bag. “What If,” “I’ll Be Fine,” and “Phoenix.” Their new album is “War Stories” and the track “Awake in Me” is 14th. on last week’s’s indie chart. I’m checking to see if “Soundscapes” in Toronto is carrying the album, which is available at “CDBABY.COM”………….. – RH I Z OMI C O N


Really good musicianship and a solid record….One of your particular strengths is lyric imagery. Good lyricists with interesting imagery are hard to find. You have a real knack/gift for this…. John Redmond

 (John Redmond is a 30-year veteran of the international music industry. He has held executive positions in a number of-national music companies including: Vice President, Universal Music Publishing ( Canada ), Vice President, PolyGram Music Publishing (Canada) and Managing Director, Rondor Music ( Canada )


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