Carol Pacey and the Honey Shakers
CD Review: Yeah Yeah Yeah
“Americana Whip with a splash of beer”
by: Song River
Carol Pacey leads the posse known as, Carol Pacey and the Honey Shakers, an all original Americana, pull your boot straps up roots band, with a smattering of hard rock roped in with sticks of dynamite attached.
This is Carol Pacey and the Honey Shakers first album release, Yeah Yeah Yeah . CPHS are a massive explosion of Americana Whip with a splash of beer, vocally charmed in a duly noted woman driving her own caravan as her band mates strengthen the bolts and boards to carry this four wheeled buckboard up and over every hill. Nothing can stop this energetic led band as they have taken the Phoenix Valley by storm. CPHS is currently being spun around the airwaves all over the Valley and most recently internationally on The Lopsided World of L with well renown radio DJ- Jonathan L.
Their new album opens up and lets the honey begin to shake with their song, Do You Think Someday, which begs that old question... “do you think someday you'll care to know the new me... maybe someday?” Leading us into The Knitting Song as we unchain our hearts, and skip over to feeling our way to the next track knowing what a “good-for-nothing lying Fool” is. Epic Love Fail leaps from the grooves with wisdom, “You never find the love you want if you don't know what kind you're looking for.” CPHS's, Yeah Yeah Yeah, gives us a Happy Little Tune, and tell us that Rock and Roll Saves, and yes we all sing along in unison. Never short on determination and life's outlook their debut album rounds out with Roll My Way, asking even when things go wrong, “I'll try to appease and let some good times roll my way.” Carol Pacey and the Honey Shakers entry album, opens a whole new hive of music in a sweet, and tasty treat for all your musical senses. A throng of sweetness, and energizing droplets of Americana ReCharge!
The original line-up for their first CD release: Carol Pacey Lead Vox and acoustic, Andy Borunda Electric Guitar, Conrad Padilla (former bassist), Ben DeLuca with help from their friends: Jeff Quinonez on keyboards, Danny Torgersen on trumpet, and James Pope with Joseph Asselin on percussion.
CPHS's album, Yeah Yeah Yeah is a culmination that needs to not only slide into your play-list, but is something you must experience live. The explosive capacity of Lead vocalist, Carol Pacey, flirtatious in her jeans, cowgirl boots, and boho country charm, belts out her vocals as she constantly connects with her audience. Carol creates a relationship with each fan letting them know with her wicked smile upon her lips and sparkle in her eyes, that each person dancing and listening is a part of their rock n roll wagon!
Matching her is the powerhouse guitar work of Andy Borunda who brings any room into complete submission with each solo riff, as he transforms himself and his audience into becoming one with his masterful guitar work. Dante Fiorenza thumps his bass, and sets the course of each song as he drives in the mood hard, sweetly, and seductively with each pluck measured forth, and always keeping the beat with a passionate- let's have a good time strike- is their impeccable drummer, Ben DeLuca, who honestly shines in his pure love and enjoyment for what CPHS is creating together. And together they are Americana Power Pop or as I like to call their style Americana Crack an explosion of good times, groovy feelings and great country rock! Ready to set your mood off into the land of friends/family, Friday nights, music, and letting all your cares fall away.
*Carol Pacey and the Honey Shakers will be appearing September 26th on the Local KWSS stage for the Summer Ends Music Festival, at the Tempe Beach Park. For more information and to purchase your tickets visit: http://www.summerendsmusicfestival.info/
“We were honored and really excited when they asked us to play the Summer Ends Music Festival. Truth, I had already bought a three day pass before I knew we were playing; I was going regardless if we were playing or not! But then when we were asked to perform, I just couldn't believe it! Our band sharing such a huge festival with all of the other great local bands, most of whom we haven't played with yet locally, and then all of the national acts...mind blown!- Carol Pacey of Carol Pacey and the Honey Shakers.