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The English Channel

by The English Channel

The English Channel plays a variety of the very best British pop & rock tunes from the mid to late '60's
Genre: Pop: British Pop
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1. Lovely to See You
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2. I Couldn't Live Without Your Love
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3. Day After Day
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4. Carrie-Anne
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5. Paper Sun
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6. She's Not There
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7. Hippy Hippy Shake
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8. Wishin' and Hopin'
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9. No Milk Today
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10. Yeh Yeh
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11. When You Walk in the Room
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12. Jennifer Juniper
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13. Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood
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14. You're My World
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15. Over, Under, Sideways Down
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16. A Must to Avoid
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


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THE ENGLISH CHANNEL is a band of five gifted musicians from Richmond,Virginia, whose reputation for being able to transport people back to the happiest time and place of their lives, the late 60's, has made them "the most talked about new band in the South." People who come to see THE ENGLISH CHANNEL play are taken to a virtual theme park that exists in a place known as "your fondest memories."

REMEMBER?

GIRLS WERE NEVER MORE BEAUTIFUL

GUYS WERE NEVER MORE COOL

AND THE MUSIC, THE MUSIC WAS PERFECT

IT WAS A ONCE IN A LIFETIME DREAM THAT REALLY HAPPENED

AND WE CALLED IT THE 60's

In the mid-50's, for one brief and greasy moment, the young people of America rejected mom and dad's button-down mind set. Elvis, Buddy Holly, Chuck Berry and Little Richard rode into town on radio waves and stole away the children. Rock and Roll was here to stay. Or was it? By the end of the 50's the wild young icons of American culture had either vanished or were tamed.

Life had returned to the same as it ever was and it might have stayed that way had it not been for the most unexpected overthrow of the status quo in the the history of American popular culture.

And we called it the British Invasion.

The Beatles and their British brethren brilliantly recycled the rejected roots of popular American music and in the process, reinvented rock and roll.

The resulting chain reaction jettisoned polite society and launched popular culture at warp speed into a furious orbit of unprecedented social change. The black and white world blinked and suddenly we were dancing in glorious color.

Rock and roll rode television waves into our homes, broadcasting a spontaneous palace revolution, declaring "your sons and your daughters are beyond your command" placing all that was young upon the throne.

It was a cultural coup d'etat that announced "this time rock and roll is definitely here to stay"!

For those who were young in those heady days when the Beatles led the charge into hyper space, the years 1964 to 1969 represent a singular, unparalleled period of electric excitement when rock and roll delivered all that it promised and every day offered another new way to feel alive.

And if you had the accidental good fortune to be young at a time when music was your passport to adventure and exploration, what would you give to be able to go back?

What would you give to feel the way you felt when the British Invasion opened the door to the happiest days of your life?

THE ENGLISH CHANNEL can take you there.

Five gifted musicians from Richmond, Virginia conduct a four hour return to a time when you could be both innocent and all-knowing because the music was perfect and good times never got any better than this.

THE ENGLISH CHANNEL is the American experience of the British Invasion.

THE ENGLISH CHANNEL is your opportunity to be transported to a feeling you thought you had lost.

The five superb musicians of THE ENGLISH CHANNEL have mastered the unique ability to be your conduit - your pathway - the means to GET BACK to where you once belonged.

The five musicians of THE ENGLISH CHANNEL are the medium upon which you can rediscover the essence of THE BEST DAYS OF YOUR LIFE.


THE ENGLISH CHANNEL:

Dr. Bob Quarles - Keyboards/Vocals

Julie Quarles - Vocals/Acoustic Guitar/Percussion/BOOTS

Greg Marrs - Guitars/Vocals

Richard Cowles - Bass/Vocals

Mike Edwards - Drums/Vocals

The BUZZ has hit the streets from Maryland to South Carolina:

"There is no band quite as magical" as Richmond Va's THE ENGLISH CHANNEL

The legend tells of live shows that suspend all rules of time and space and transport those with open minds and willing hearts to a place where having fun hasn't felt this good since the days of THE BRITISH INVASION.


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PW

Good rep of the Brit 60s
This is an album of late sixties british hits played by five musicians from Virginia. The sound is authentic although uninspired. The parts are played accurately but not with any real conviction or involvement. It is quite calm and enjoyable music. Don't expect anything other than fun commercial songs and you will like it. The English Channel has a fun concept and a marketable cd.


What a nice group of songs
This is a pleasant sound that I remember from my youth. Its not modern rock or grunge or anything similar. I love the harmony blends on many of the tunes, some better than the originals. Guitar and bass work are terrific and the beat is very much in line with the era. Sound quality and mix are both just great. I like the man singers voice better than the lady. Her voice gets old fast and sounds middle of the road. My favorite songs are Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood, and She's Not There. Day after Day sounds great too.
Nice Group of songs!

Lou

Listen to CD, Read Website, Go Hear them live!!!!!!
Cannot imagine why this band has not achieved international recognition. This CD is so good compared to others in its category. From the first chords of Lovely To See You to the last chord of Must To Avoid I was totally entertained. I give this a five since there is nothing higher. I have heard them live and I already own a CD. It is nothing less than total climax and orgasmic musical satisfaction.

Michael Burton


In a world full of different kinds of music, there is room for everyone. There is good in Blues, Country and Rock. There is bad music out there too, but there are also fans of that music. I am sure the English Channel has followers, but I will not be one of them. The English Channel has this CD that has old top 40 british invasion tunes on it. The energy level is subdued for the most part and the deliveries are pretending to be like the original artists. The songs are played acurately and show talent, but the CD lacks interest enough for me to play it all the way through. I would rather hear a not so maticulous copy job but a bit of real emotion coming through. Music is nothing without emotion. The best I can say for the English Channel CD is that the songs let you remember the sixties top tunes. Our local oldies radio station does that too.

Bullet

Pop Brit songs at their best
When I first heard the English Channel Band, I thought they would be like other top forty bands but I found myself wrong.
All English All the Time is what they advertise and that is very true. You do not hear anything but English songs sung with English accents with this group. The guys in the group are amazingly tall, and the chick singer has a mod sixties look about her with her boots and sixties attire.
The music is strong and the guys who are playing are really enthusiastic about doing it. I hear their British influence in every song and it is strange to find out that none of them are really from England.
They must love what they do to come off so authentic in their delivery. Aside from the very tall musicians, they could pass as a sixties English band. Guitars are clean and on the money, keys are definite and precise, bass and drums pump the groove of the music nicely and vocal harmonies are oh so tight.
I Love This Group!

R. Cowles

Best I have ever heard
I love this CD so much that it gives me goose bumps when I hear it. The wonderful testures of keyboards from Dr. Bob and the outstanding vocals from his lovely wife Julie makes this CD a gem. It is for everyone no matter what age you are. I have 26 copies. Why? you say. Its just that good.

Harris Morton

Groovy! The British Invasion brought back to life 2004 style!
My folks were young teens around the time the British Invasion made listening to rock and roll exciting again.

Now, 40 years later, this band from Virginia makes listening to rock and roll more exciting and more fun.

The songs may be from the 60's to the early 70's but the first time I listened, I swear, they feli almost brand new!

Speaking for my generation ( I'm 32 ) this is the ultimate party record. Captures the spirit, the energy and the great vibes of the originals but this is not a CD filled with clones.

p.s. I love the way Julie delivers a song. The English Channel, I have a feeling we'll be hearing more from this band. Oh, and best overall package I've seen in a long time, mass appeal or indy artist.

Nancy Lewis

A TRIBUTE TO THE GOLDEN YEARS OF BRITISH ROCK
I previewed this CD on this CDbaby.com website but have not bought it yet. This truly is a memory lane CD and will make anyone who was there in the late 1960 era of music delighted.
The songs are not only all hits classics, but gems in a sea of murky and cloudy musical direction. We knew what these songs were saying and what the scene at that time was about. Today, there is no true direction in the culture of our youths. I think this CD should be recognized not only for it's true to original recording quality, but for it's place as a symbol of what was there representing our culture many years ago.



Got the message. Never heard those tunes played better. natural approach. good music-good memories. Sixtees is a special place in time. Remember.....

John

A ride on the Mersey River or a trip down to London
More than a dozen tunes is usually too much for this type of album unless you have recording a live show. This CD features 16 songs, all directed toward age group 48 to 58. I find myself wanting even more when the CD is over. The band members were probably already playing music when these songs were hits. I am 49 years old and remember all of these songs well. My kids like them too due to my playing this CD constantly in our den for the last 5 weeks. Doctor R.Quarles is my doctor and I am honored to know the leader of this super group. Give this CD a chance and you will be sure to like it.
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