Jack Hoban | BellaMar

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BellaMar

by Jack Hoban

Easy listening, adult-oriented pop jazz that will make you feel happy, bittersweet, then happy again. Influences include Jimmy Webb, Chris Rea, Michael Franks, Eric Clapton, Jimmy Buffett.
Genre: Jazz: Jazz Vocals
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1. BellaMar
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2. Halfway To The Moon
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3. Counting Waves
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4. Living Loving You
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5. Jamaica
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6. Change Your Mind
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7. Four Days (Four Nights)
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8. Secrets
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9. Bossa Nova Blues
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10. Down By The Shore
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11. Christmas With You
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


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BellaMar.

Hi everybody. This is my first solo album containing songs about, and inspired by, the sea. I have always loved the ocean and have had the good fortune to swim in many of them. The call of the waves is deep in our human psyche, but often forgotten except at vacation time. I hope this music allows you to feel it all year long.

Thanks for listening!

Jack
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Biography: Jack Hoban (Singer, Songwriter, Electric, Acoustic, Slide Guitar) is a New Jersey based musician who has played the Shore circuit and New York City Clubs since the early 90's. He is know for his unique sound - both vocally & on the guitar. He writes a wide range of music, from stirring ballads to the funky, bluesy music of his band, Rogues on the run.

The Rogues have opened for BB King and have 2 CDs out with a new one on the way.

Previously, Jack was co-founder, with Gene McCormick, of "Jersey Blue" (Bernard Purdie on drums). Before that he was a member of Philadelphia-based "Windfall," who opened for KISS.

Thanks to these great musicians:

Randy Ledet - Keyboards
Ed Stanojev - Vocals, Guitar
Mario Cicerello - Keyboards
Wayne Gronberg - Bass
Wendy Reizer - Vocals
Tommy La Bella - Saxophone
Jason Furman - Drums
Jason Rosner - Bass


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Semper FI

OUTSTANDING !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
What can I say… This CD is great!!!!! It’s just what I need on a cold winter night. Or anytime. It makes you feel like you are on the beach on a nice warm day. No problems
In the world. It takes your mind and make you feel great.


Semper FI

Dusty Durst KCLC FM 89.1

The songs will stay with you....
Jack Hoban is a killer, every track on this CD is a winner. Straight out honest music with a super vocal quality. The songs will stay with you, I'm so glad to be able to give this artist a HUGE Thumbs UP!!! NGQ Music Productions & Dusty loves Jack Hoban's music.

Steve Carafello, The River Dogs Band

Close Your Eyes and Enjoy a Whiff of the Sea
You’ll detect everything——blues, jazz, reggae, rock, calypso & pop——influencing Hoban on this, his latest release. The tight, smooth arrangements and even smoother vocals will transport you to your favorite seaside hideaway, and with the bonus track, you’ll be back just in time for Christmas. Put on the headphones, kick off your shoes, and take a dip! This one is perfect.

C. D. Cox

BellaMar is molto bella!
Jack Hoban is on top of his game. I'm one of the lucky few who've had the opportunity to hear Hoban playing night gigs in San Diego mexican eateries during his Marine Corps days and later with Jersey Blue at Jason's in South Belmar. Never content with the status quo, each new project demonstrates Hoban's growth as a musician, lyricist, and singer. His music with Rogues on the Run was great but BellaMar is definitely the proof in the pudding (you'll note that the other members of Rogues back Hoban up on this his first solo CD release). Most of the songs are ballads about love lost and found with messages about our lives in the twenty-first century. The title song "BellaMar" is a wonderful love song and Hoban's voice carries just the right amount of angst as he lives the lyrics. Hoban also brings other delights to the table: tributes to Antonio Carlos Jobima and Chris Rea, the funny, whimsical "Four Days(Four Nights)" which should make Jimmy Buffet envious, and my favorite Christmas song of all time "Christmas With You." This album is will have you listening to it over and over.