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Aqua Velvet, A Splash Of Aqua Velvet

Here's a band that ignores clock-time, in order to take listener to a tropical paradise-of-the-mind with their new release. This CD is a feast of ukulele, marimba, steel guitar, flutes, sitar and exotic, un-pronounceable stringed instruments. Four songs feature the passionate vocals of Kristi Rose and elsewhere there are touches of vocal harmony as background texture, supplied by popsters Bill Lloyd, Daniel Tashian and Brad Jones. The core of Aqua Velvet is Jim Hoke and Randy Leago, super-musicians who between them play most of the instruments. Jim Hoke, beloved part-time NRBQ saxophonist has also played and recorded with Emmylou Harris, Bonnie Raitt, Vince Gill and many others. Randy Leago is an in-demand session man who performs live with Kathy Mattea, Janis Ian and other artists of the female persuasion. Guitarist Richard Bennett, producer and musical cohort of Mark Knopfler and Duane Eddy is also a key member. The material on the new CD includes The Beach Boys, Fleetwoods, Burt Bacharach, Johnny Mathis, Todd Rundgren and Paul McCartney. Breezy, atmospheric arrangements of these pop gems embrace the listener like a cool Pina Colada. Exotic percussion, rain-forest bird chatter and other ambient effects make this CD a unique and beautiful experience; perhaps the best accompaniment to a romantic encounter available over-the-counter

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