Harmony Riley


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Harmony is Daxx Nielsen, Miles Nielsen, Brent Stenberg, Bighed, and Jonathon Marks. Two points need to be made right at the beginning of this review. First, just because this band features Rick Nielsen's sons, don't expect them to sound like Cheap Trick, because they don't. However, daddy sure must be proud in listening to this band. They take solid pop arrangement and add in quirky progressive rock-oriented segments, extended song lengths, and complex song structures. This, coupled with a wonderful ability to craft very entertaining, diverse, and creative soundscapes, a great taste for retro sounds, and an all around fun atmosphere should make this album appeal to fans of progressive rock and classic rock, while still pleasing the modern pop/rock audiences. Looking for the closest reference point in describing this music, one would have to come to Dave Matthews, but Harmony Riley is certainly no Matthews clone.