Brief Bio: In an industry filled with trends, fads, fashions, and flash-in-the-pan stories of “here today, gone tomorrow” generic flavors of the month, the one thing that remains constant is the need and love for pure, classic, hard rock and roll. John Allen, vocalist, songwriter and founding member of Baltimore’s Charm City Devils, knows this. Rock and roll has been his passion since childhood. It has taken him into clubs, studios, tour buses, arenas, and around the world, as a drummer in his own bands and now as the frontman for Charm City Devils, who is set to release their debut album, appropriately titled Let’s Rock-N-Roll on Eleven Seven Music, helmed by label President Nikki Sixx. “When I first heard Charm City Devils, my initial thought, along with everyone at Eleven Seven, was this is a real rock band! When I listen to their music I hear elements of credible bands like Aerosmith and I feel AC/DC. I like the fact that they’re from Baltimore and the way they relate the working mans experience. They’re not from New York or LA. You don’t hear many bands from Baltimore and these guys carry on tradition with their own relevant and modern sound with classic riffs,” said Sixx. Selected as Sixx’s first signing to the label, it’s obvious that there’s something special about Charm City Devils. With their roots firmly planted in the blues, the band combines the best, loudest and most raw elements of hard rock, with a touch of punk spirit thrown into the mix. Recording primarily in Allen’s home studio, Let’s Rock-N-Roll retains what he calls “a very high-energy, garage-y type of vibe.” [ END ]
ONE (1) really lucky winner will take home a Charm City Devils prize pack with a signed CD, Poster and a t-shirt. Cool, no?
July 15, 2009.