MP3 Foxtrot Zulu - Frozen in Time
High Energy Horn Driven Rock with an attitude. Multi-generational appeal.
10 MP3 Songs in this album (41:36) !
Related styles: ROCK: Pub Rock, JAZZ: Jazz-Funk
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It began innocently enough. Well, innocent may not be the best word, but it began nonetheless, in a smoky basement at the University of Rhode Island, circa 1994.
From an inauspicious start, Foxtrot Zulu began to develop a core sound that “brings together a kaleidoscope of influences to create their own unique sound. Rock, jazz, folk, funk and ska intertwine within the framework of highly melodic and finely crafted songs,” (Relix Magazine). At the same time, Foxtrot developed a strong and devoted local following at clubs throughout Rhode Island and small pockets in the northeast.
The next several years Foxtrot hit the road and, in between gigs, recorded two independent releases, Moe''s Diner (1995) and Burn Slow (1997), and used constant touring throughout the Northeast and Atlantic regions to hone its live performance and original sound that “mixes catchy pop melodies with the steady backbeat of rhythm and percussive grooves,” (Washington Times).
The band''s highly energetic live performances began drawing bigger and bigger crowds of devotees as they expanded their touring range across the United States.
With the release of the third album, Frozen In Time (1999), the band''s touring schedule and crowds increased, and Foxtrot found itself playing in front of larger and larger audiences at festivals and venues from Canada to California and all points in between. The album drew both critical and fan acclaim, garnering significant college radio attention. MSNBC, MTV, Rolling Stone, The Washington Times, The Boston Globe, Relix Magazine, https://www.tradebit.com, The Pharmer''s Almanac, The Providence Journal, The Providence Phoenix, Worcester Magazine, The Boston Phoenix and several other newspapers and magazines across the US wrote, not just favorably, but excitedly, about the originality of Foxtrot''s sound and the tenacity of their live performances. “Foxtrot Zulu doesn’t just jam,” wrote the Boston Globe. “They Rock.”
The band road this wave of momentum to large audiences and packed outdoor festivals across the United States, playing five to six nights in a row. Foxtrot followed up Frozen in Time with a live recording, done in their home state of Rhode Island. Live (2001) was the band''s fourth release, and was recorded over two nights, capturing some of the band''s frenetic stage energy on disc for the first time.
Almost fifteen years, thousands (and I do mean thousands) of miles and more than 500 shows later, Foxtrot Zulu is at it again. This time, Foxtrot''s fifth Album, "TONIGHT" features guest vocalist and producer Marc Roberge, from O.A.R, a band Foxtrot has proudly shared the stage with on many occasions.
Rock and roll is not an easy business for bands that try to have a heart, and Foxtrot has done everything it can to keep theirs intact. So go check ''em out live, and judge for yourself.