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Listen Local First: Ghetto Tea Party

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Tonight's selection is by Ghetto Tea Party called "Sweet Machine." In the band's words, "The members of GTP are influenced by all things musical, 80’s glam, grunge, modern-hard rock and alternative and even jazz and classical. The sound of GTP can be described as a mix between T. Rex and Foo Fighters; although the heart & soul of GTP, lyrical content, sentiments and themes are original, relatable and easily appreciated." I wouldn't disagree with their self-analysis but in "Sweet Machine" I also hear elements of Elliot Smith's indie soul and some good 70's rock twang on the vocals that work great with the lyrics.

Ghetto Tea Party consist of:

Christopher Stearman: Lead Vocal, Guitar, Keys. Past projects are Wish and Medicine Circus

Jonni Lightfoot: Backing Vocal, Bass, Keys. Past projects are Nite Lite, Skit-Skat, Wish and Jonni is currently the bassist for Air Supply and makes his living as a professional musician.

Wes Whorton: Drums. Past projects are Medicine Circus (early), Andrew Goldring and numerous by-the-hour studio projects.

Ghetto Tea Party don't have any shows scheduled at the moment but they do perform live so check their facebook for any upcoming show info.

Download tonight track, "Sweet Machine" by Ghetto Tea Party free by clicking here.

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Thanks for keeping an ear to the local scene,

Corey
 


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