"Love At 2nd Sight" is the first release from South Jersey's Love Alive, a band whose exciting live shows have become a summer staple at venues in the Gloucester County, New Jersey area. They are well known for their performances of songs by artists as diverse as Heart, Fleetwood Mac, Led Zeppelin and many more of their heroes from the decades of the 1960 and 70s. Now they are contributing their own original music as well!
Love Alive is Lynn King (guitar, vocals), Joe Lam (guitar, bass, vocals), Bill Hornibrook (lead guitar, vocals), Nick Frese (bass, mandolin, vocals) and Jim Oakley (drums, vocals). All are seasoned veterans of the local music scene. King spent 10 years in the Nashville writing community developing her craft. Lam enjoyed local success with bands such as Ivory Tower and Love Revolution. Hornibrook's lead guitar session work has appeared on major label releases such as R. Kelly's 2010 "Untitled". And both Frese and Oakley have over 20 years of local performances under their respective belts.
"Love At 2nd Sight" has a passionate, live-sounding edge that harkens back to the music the quintet grew up on back in the day, music they still love to play today. The band is known for its crystalline vocals — all five members sing out with feeling. For comparison, think Heart meets Fleetwood Mac meets Thin Lizzy. The CD contains 11 original songs, from the snarling roar of "Cellophane People" to the sleepily desperate "Fall Out Of Bed" to the playfully rocking "Bad Gurl". Each cut is a unique treat, a blistering testament to the emotions from which each song was born. [+]