"For Your Party" is the second CD of cover songs released by New York City's funnest dance band Hometown Sweethearts. While their first effort, "A Shower of Golden Hits," displayed their unique takes on some of the obscure numbers in their catalog, "For Your Party" focuses on popular dancefloor favorites. A great disk filled with fresh renditions of classic songs.
Hometown Sweethearts are way more than one of the best cover bands out there today. This may be a bold statement to make, but they can really back it up. They're not a random group of musicians that got together to make money playing the Chicken Dance or Kool & The Gang covers. What really makes the Hometown Sweethearts stand out from other cover bands is their genuineness. Their catchy dance rhythms are the perfect blend of uniqueness and familiarity. They are truly one of a kind!
The core trio of the band have been performing together since 2002. In a very short time, they found a musical personality and a commanding groove that has been stirring up dance floors, clubs and parties all over the country. The Sweethearts bring to mind your favorite band covering your other favorite band's songs. When they perform, it's like hearing tracks you've always loved for the first time!
Their one-of-a-kind yet familiar sounds have been turning heads in some interesting places. They were recently featured as the cocktail band in the Adam Sandler film, "That's My Boy". They've also been spotlighted on the NPR radio program, "Whad'Ya Know". They've even played a set of music with Blues Traveler frontman John Popper on harmonica, rolling through hits ranging from Steve Miller to Duran Duran! Their wide range of musical styles mirror their eclectic achievements.
The Hometown Sweethearts bill themselves as a "music lovers party band" because they've dug up a repertoire of songs that are timeless, relevant, and most importantly, not played out. Their selections are so diverse, it's not uncommon at a live show to hear Hall and Oats segue into Johnny Cash, or a Jackson 5 song mix into Madonna, then twist into Talking Heads without missing a beat. And since this band has been playing together for so many years, they can effortlessly blend one song into the next without a pause. With a catalogue of over 400 selections, they have plenty of songs to please everyone. They can perform the time tested favorites, some of today's latest hits, or dig deep into the soundtrack of your life. They can even mix the obscure tunes with the classics without ever changing the party atmosphere.
The band is currently in the studio putting the final touches on their first CD of original music. Though they have been a cover band for so long, they all have a history of producing self penned songs in bands such as The Kissers, Ladybeard, Lorenzo's Music, Electric Automatic and Millionth Customer. The LP is slated to be released on September 14th, 2012. Stay tuned!