Just in time for Valentines Day I am bringing you Amy Gore and Her Valentines. Their sound is Detroit all the way, garage, punk-ish and good old fashioned rock & Roll all mesh when Amy hits the stage. I mean look at them, those ladies are old school rockers. Their look is vintage meets 50’s pin up gal. The guys rock their own vintage look Dan Zanes style.
Amy Gore a talented singer/songwriter/guitarist who has had her share of success performing with music icons such as Blondie and The Cramps. In 2011 Amy put together a line up that consisted of Jackson Smith on guitar, Leann Banks on bass, and Joe Leone on drums for what was supposed to be a one show deal to showcase her new material. (let me insert here that all the musicians she put together are accomplished in their own right be it studio musicians or other successful local bands) However, the bands chemistry was such that they decided to make a go of it. Amy Gore and Her Valentines was born, originally dubbed Amy Gore and the Squires.
The debut album has recently been released and it is a solid release in the school of rock, catchy lyrics, and solid riffs. A must listen for any guitar driven rock aficionado.
You can find Amy Gore and her Valentines on many popular social media sites, Facebook and twitter and of course YouTube. She has her own channel there where you can watch some live performances and some artistically produced videos. One in particular reminded me of a certain Pretenders video and I loved it. I think Chrissy Hynde would approve of Amy Gore and her Valentines since there are many similarities between them and the Pretenders. Of course don’t let them be boxed into this garage rock sound. On the YouTube video channel there are covers of the Plimsouls and Smokey Robinson and some classic country artists too, Her website is nice and quite professional, it contains everything you need, pictures, bios, upcoming events, links to social media sites and most importantly her music.
So like I said, just in time for Valentines Day, check out Amy and her band. It’s something sweet for your ears.
She can be found at http://thisisamygore.com/