MP3 Teri Danz Band - Gardens in the Concrete
Debut CD features "confessional girl style" acoustic/electric rock with a touch of singer songwriter to it.
12 MP3 Songs
ROCK: Modern Rock, ROCK: Acoustic
Gardens In The Concrete
A picture can paint a thousand words, and like that picture, this visual title can provoke and paint a hundred thoughts from just one simple image. The same can be said for Teri Danz''s music.
While most artists are trying to "invent themselves," Teri is not afraid of staying with her roots. Her vocals reflect an earlier time when singing had to have a certain depth. Her music, a raw and edgy combination of acoustic and electric rock, has a touch of singer songwriter to it. The lyrics reflect her "confessional girl" approach and philosophy of reclaiming yourself when you''re lost with others or by yourself.
This appeal is clearly resonated in Teri''s debut album. For example, in the song Better, Teri shares her perspective on new relationships after we have been through a long term one. Too often we find ourselves in the"need of" and "wanting" someone, anyone, instead of waiting for the "right "one. We are quickly fascinated with someone only to learn that after that initial attraction phase has passed, they are not who we thought they were. We want to settle for them anyway, even though we "know" they won''t be different; instead of walking away and being true to ourselves and what we need. The courage is in being able to live with the disappointment, the emptiness, and trusting that if we wait, what we get will be so much "better" than we could ever imagine.
This theme is carried over into Drowning and that desperate feeling we have for someone to save us from all of our problems and life in general. It''s the search for the wrong answer instead of believing in ourselves and our abilities to make our own life better. This new quest we need to take is addressed in The Road, where Teri talks about the "necessity" for us to move past our family history and beliefs; creating our own path instead of accepting what has been taught and blaming others for what has or hasn''t been given us. She also describes that trying time when we begin to live our own life, our own dreams, and the ire others may have for us when we no longer comply with what they want for us.
Gardens In The Concrete is more than Teri Danz''s story of her life, relationships, frustrations, obstacles, and search for something better. It is a challenge to all of us; to contemplate the events in our lives, to have the courage to take a new road, if necessary and finally, to reclaim ourselves, becoming the person we were truly meant to be.
For more info:
TDB was featured in national magazine, Women Who Rock Magazine (Jan/Feb 2004) with a full page article and photo from the Oct 2003 Tower Records In-Store in Sherman Oaks, CA.
https://www.tradebit.com: Radio Revolution "Better", "Starcrossed" and "The Road" are on Internet Radio.
The Blind Date episode (with Teri as vocal coach to the "blind date" couple!) aired Thursday, May 20th at 4pm (on UPN-- Channel 13 in LA) with repeats through the month.
Sennheiser USA: Sennheiser (Microphones) Promotion! 20 Artists including TDB will be featured on their upcoming microsite.
Two songs "Better" and "The Road" appear in Independent film "Rutland USA" currently in release on the East Coast. Film selling well on DVD.
BMI Acoustic Showcase, industry events;
Festivals: the San Fernando Valley Fair June 2004.
Reviewed and featured in Music Connection Magazine, and others. The song "The Road" has been added to Creative Line''s Great Song Chart.
Teri Danz Band Lineup:
Teri Danz - vocals, guitar
Tim Weber - guitar
Chris Roy - bass
Jay Forse - drums
What They''re Saying:
"Teri Danz is a club owners dream band. They not only bring a hardy crowd of their own, but they can win over any audience with their infectious tunes and engaging performance. But don''t miss out! I suspect that it will not be long before they are snatched up by a major booking agency, and that very soon they will not be playing in clubs anymore." - Ian Copeland, Music Agent (The Police),
Owner, Backstage Cafe
"I''m always impressed with the heart and soul Teri and the band put into their performances, both on record and on stage. TDB shows are always chock full of the kind of emotion and sincerity that''s infectious and inspiring. I wish all artists worked it as hard and cared as much."
-Mike Moore, Music Connection
"Teri Danz rocks the house at Tower on Sunset! Great band, great stage presence, good marketing! Positive, upbeat, dynamic with untapped energy, Danz and her band seek to be larger than life and succeed."
-Jay Smith, General Manager, Tower Records Sunset
"Danz has a gift for hooky tunes... music supervisors ...give a listen"
-Music Connection Magazine (Reviews)