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SOMETHING TO MOVE - SCOTT KIRBY
SCOTT KIRBY is letting his inner Blues Rock persona shine in his new single, 'Something to Move.' released September 7, 2018. From Sleeping Bag Studios, “Scott’s got a solid scorcher here that’s bursting with rhythm & passion at the seams…another great tune from what’s clearly an artist that gives everything he’s got to his music, every time.” This charged track stirs up swampy, gritty images and reminds us that the Blues are timeless. A modern take on the backbone of popular music, 'Something To Move' is a driving, vivid depiction of life outside popular culture.
"One of the Northwood's best and busiest musicians" is how the Northwoods Live Music Calendar describes Scott Kirby, an alternative blues rock singer/songwriter living in northern Wisconsin. Don Burnstick describes what Kirby has simply as "mojo". It's that mojo that is Kirby's signature sound.
Kirby has been exploring guitar and writing songs since the age of twelve. Kirby's wide range of influences helped hone his individual voice in songwriting. He notes his larger inspirations to be Bob Dylan, Neil Young, REM, Tom Petty, Stevie Wonder, and Johnny Cash. Band Camp Diaries says, "He has a unique approach to blending melody and attitude that makes me think of modern artists such as The Fray or Daughtry, just to mention a few."
Kirby has nine album releases to his name (Long Way Home, Apple Love, Good Morning Jo, B Tapes Vol 1, A Day On The Lake, Live at CT's Deli, November Snow, live at the little brown jug, ep 2018), and amped up his sound with his 2017 single ‘Love Is Just’, produced by Grammy winning producer Jeff Bova (Album of the Year, Celine Dion, Falling Into You). Dancing About Architecture wrote: "'Love Is Just' is eloquent, in a solid and dependable sort of way, a combination of keeping things simple, though far from simplistic, and that fantastic voice of his. Letting the music breathe and the vocals soar, a vocal which seems to blend romance and honesty and a soulfulness with a delivery that most rock singers would kill for."
Drawing on his variety of influences, Kirby delivers an undeniably original sound and authenticity to his performance by combining stunning guitar work, harmonica, and gritty, passionate vocals. Kirby's writing style and song form are as tasteful as they are smooth. This evokes a very real connection with his listeners. From Skope Magazine: "When they said that music is an expression of our emotions with the vocal and or with instruments, I never really got to understand it until I listened to 'Love is Just' by Scott. The song is a pure expression of emotion at play." The Official Video of 'Love Is Just', shot and directed by Stas Bondarenko and Nina Ham dropped August 11, 2017. Check out the powerful video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3ZqhCZ7EvWg
HERE IS WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYIN’ ABOUT THIS SLAMMIN’ BLUES/ROCK TRACK:
"Scott Kirby’s “Something To Move” is the definition of a perfect bar jam."
"Scott’s got a solid scorcher here that’s bursting with rhythm & passion at the seams…another great tune from what’s clearly an artist that gives everything he’s got to his music, every time."
“...this song will cause a listen or two!”
"Something To Move by Scott Kirby is everything we need music to be."
"From the tiniest of bar stages to the biggest of stadiums out there – “Something To Move” is always going to come out sounding massive no matter where you hear it…it’s the kind of cut that’ll bring the crowd right to the floor…the kind of groove so strong you can authentically feel it moving you."
"...akin to something like an acoustically-driven “Walk This Way” by Aerosmith."
"Rock bands could learn a lot from such an approach and pop bands would do well to take head of how infectious and groovesome this song is."
"OVERALL RATING (4.5/5)"
"...I know I can’t wait to get my hands on the rest of this album."
"How do you write a review when the only words that slip out my mouth is yes.Yes! yes. Literally. Yes! Yeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeess!"
"...well-produced and masterfully arranged."
"[Kirby] delivers with passion and experience and his sound is distinguishable from the first note."
"...makes me think of fellow artists the likes of Neil Young, Elliott Smith and Wilco"