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Vinyl Plane, Classic Rock & Roll with a hard rock, bluesy twist

Vinyl Plane, Classic Rock & Roll with a hard rock, bluesy twist

    When people discuss hard Rock & Roll bands, they tend to refer to the classics, such as Led Zeppelin or The Rolling Stones.  Some may even go further back in time to the legends that started the genre: Chuck Berry,  Elvis Presley and Little Richard.  But Rock & Roll isn’t just an era or genre. It’s a feeling; A vibe, that speaks directly to your ears and makes you move from your gut. 
    There are few bands today that hold that strength of classic Rock & Roll with a hard, rock-bluesy twist at the core.  However, there is one band in particular that does: The Vinyl Plane.
    The Vinyl Plane, which originated on Long Island, NY in 2009, captures the essence of musical integrity, good taste and as band co-founder and guitarist Keith Obenauer states “...blood, guts and rock & roll.”  The name of the band itself conveys its essence: it’s where the music lives - in the plane of existence between the needle and the record player.
    The band, TVP (for short), has had a number of member changes throughout the years but seem to have finally found the perfect blend of talented musicians to carry their true sound. Dave Seubert (lead singer and harmonicist) co-founded the group along with Obenauer -  eventually adding, as of January 2017, Billyjack Powell (Drummer), Richard Steinholz (Bassist) and Dennis Folger (Guitarist).
    In April 2017, the band released their self-titled EP with a world wide distribution of CD’s and online stores. Folger stated that the EP’s popularity has reached not only fans across the US, but to Sweden, Russia, Mexico, Norway, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, Indonesia, Israel, Japan, Australia, Canada, and other parts of Europe, as well. 
    The five track EP includes three original songs jointly written by the group along with two cover songs. ‘Two Timing Woman’  the first original song on the record has that rough rock and dirty bluesy swing with vocals that grit right into your core, perfectly kicking off the thematic sound and vibe for the rest of the EP. Their cover of ‘Smokestack Lightnin’’,  continues the band’s soulful tribute to rock with a sound that will makes you want to drive your car way over the speed limit, roll down all the windows, and blast the song with your hair blowing everywhere. This feeling of wildness and freedom - which permeates the EP -  is essentially what makes The Vinyl Plane sound so thrilling and entertaining - particularly in live performances.  All of their songs are driven with the same rawness to their instrumentation - a feeling that you cannot fabricate.  The music is real and carries that creative “it” spark.
    This past August, they performed at Long Island’s “89 North” in Patchogue. Their show resulted in a wave of new and strong supporters, as well as satisfying their dedicated fan base.  Folger, who produced the album (and studied with legendary guitarist, Jim McCarty) shows strong musical direction on stage as well as superb guitar licks. The band members are strongly in sync with one other, creating a tight instrumental sound. Steinholz’s groovy bass playing lays down a solid pavement for the songs in collaboration with Powell’s rhythmic and skillful percussion.  Obenauer plays his one of a kind guitar solos with incredible passion and virtuoso sound.  And lead singer, Seubert, when not playing harmonica solos, sings high tenor rock octaves with impeccable heart and growl while commanding the stage with his signature moves.
    The band’s onstage chemistry and communication is a reflection of their personal off-stage relationships.  Having the opportunity to meet the band, it’s clear they consider each other a family - brothers, even -  and are each incredibly down to earth, making them very personable and approachable, somewhat unexpected given the members’ dashingly good rock star looks and charisma.
    TVP seems to have all their ducks in a row; making sure that each career move brings them improvement and growth toward their goals.  “Decide where it is you want to go, and make sure everyone is on the same page” explained Folger.  “Don’t just be in a band to be in a band; Make sure the pieces fit. Your inner-voice will tell you so; Be sure to listen to it.”
    The band has already earned endorsement deals with companies such as Dillion Guitars USA, Acrylic guitars by George Fedden, NUX Pedals and Pyle Microphones.
    With an EP already under their belt, they are currently recording at the famous Electric Randyland Studio with co-producer Randy Pratt (of Cactus/The Lizards) and recording engineer Josh Burrell, who recorded the latest Cactus album “Black Dawn”.  TVP is booking and performing throughout the Tri-State area,  including the legendary BB King Blues Club & Grill in Manhattan. 
    So if you wanna rock, roll, and feel wind in your hair while having your core shaken with blues, this is one band you will not want to miss!

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