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‘Feel Free’ is the breathtaking hugely enjoyable new ten track album from Ontario’s classic based blues rock artists The Doug Varty Band. This album has all the fundamentals I like about classic rock albums that strikes a chord with me for it’s rich diversity, fun energy and passion streaming through the music.

A lot of care and attention has gone into the creation of ‘Feel Free’, especially with the production which is massive, and it baffles me as to why artists like Doug Varty Band are not huge. This record has all the hallmarks that fans of this genre love as it is beautifully performed from all musicians which also includes Rob Allen – Bass and Dale Penney – Drums. DVB are a full on classic rock band of the highest calibre, this rocks bad ass man, if you’re looking for the new breed of classic rock bands, look no further.

‘Kickin’ Ass’ does what it says on the tin, raspy vocals and crispy guitars dog this song, it’s feel good catchy factor works wonders, a little Bob Segar and Sammy Hagar (solo), crossed with Aerosmith and Cold Chisel. The grooving ‘Feel Free’ has a strong Bad Company early Foreigner vibe, with a little Lynyrd Skynyrd thrown in, good time classic boogie rock with great vocals from Doug.

‘Make My Day’ is more bluesy and melodic, this one makes me think of Mr. Big and early Foreigner. It’s probably one of my favourite songs. This one is a very catchy classic melodic rocker that will probably smoke live. ‘Now You’re Talkin’ is also very catchy and rocks, like a mix of ZZ Top and Bad Company. I can see radio picking up on this track, very, very catchy and very good playing, maybe even a little Status Quo boogie woogie in there for texture too. ‘Paid’ is a razor sharp, very melodic and moody song. I really loved this track, the vocals are soulful and the whole vibe is excellent. This is another huge song, just check out that Steven Tyler style screech mid way through, awesome. ‘I Wanna Fight About It’ is another cool fun rocker in the Bad Company/Mr. Big vein.

Musically it’s all here, there is something for everyone to enjoy throughout ‘Feel Free’ and Doug Varty Band makes you listen and smile, we couldn’t ask for more really an this is one of those albums I can play forever and get lost in. Watch out for Doug Varty Band, one to look out for in the future and a band who play with feeling and style, and that’s a rare thing, Europe awaits fellas, well done

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