AFTER HOURS – Against The Grain
UK AOR band who reform after a 16 year layoff. Vocalist John Francis possesses one of those smooth, understated melodic voices, mixing up current Bernie Shaw (Uriah Heep), the note sustaining ability of Paul Shortino and possibly the personality of Paul Carrack (Mike + The Mechanics). Songs like “Turn On The Radio” and upbeat anthem “Hold On” with guitar work from Tim Payne and keyboardist/guitarist Sean McMenemy are not dissimilar to the best Van Halen or Journey catalog efforts.
Outstanding example of a veteran band still having plenty of creativity left in the songwriting tank.