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Dave Hoffheimer Band / Press

“Dave Hoffheimer Band - Untie the Bind NEW SINGLE http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/davehoffheimerband6”

“Dave Hoffheimer Band – This & That available February 21 @ cdbaby.com and on iTunes - The fifth album from the Dave Hoffheimer Band is a cleaner, more traditional sound. Still heavy on the guitars, but with a refined old-school feel. Memorable guitar riffs that harmonize with the bass lines and background piano carry most of the songs. Some funky grooves include Messed Up and No Control, while Long Way Home provides a slow, sexy trip down Lonely Street. In a slight departure, Here Comes Trouble moves in a jazzy direction with the upright bass, but stays in the blues with guitar riffs galore. The Dave Hoffheimer Band is best known for their house rockin' blues (listen to the King Pin & Less Is More CDs) like Roll Away and Scratched My Itch, though the clean, standard sound has taken over in this collection of outstanding songs. The addition of a clav on Shakin' Her Finger and minimal slide on Lonesome Road really round out this band. ”

“The blues/rock music of Dave Hoffheimer Band encompasses that great Chicago style from the first note, from the first vocal chord Dave sings. Everyone knows that you can’t teach the blues. You live it. The music is bluesy yet fun with the additional clever sounds that draw you in as a listener. Dave Hoffheimer Band has the type of sound that helps you drown out your worries from the day and week. Dave’s style of music reminds me of a gritty and funky new age Chicago blues band. It is not a typical blues sound. When I listen to Dave’s vocals, the tone of his voice transports me back into a local Chicago dive bar, the one with the “Old Style” sign hanging outside of the front door as the marquee. Dave and his band have found a way to infuse blues and rock into a refreshing mixture of music that transports me back to Chicago in my 18-year absence. Make sure you check out the four studio albums of Dave Hoffheimer Band on CD Baby: http://www.cdbaby.com/Artist/DaveHoffheimerBand”

“The production IS crisp. The bass lines travel around nicely and following those snaky guitar lines can be a fun journey. On one tune it gurgles, another it wah-wahs, God knows what else! Girl vocals appear at times. I won’t attempt to make heads or tails out of any messages that may be here. I get bits and pieces of words at times…..not often. Oh….I hear some piano tinkling buried underneath here somewhere. Some organ washes. This guitarist sure churns out some fast, clean and burning licks. Ok here is something approaching blue-rock. Now the vocalist has a nice hard-rock sheen to his voice. The producer really knows his stuff on how to get good separation of this speed-freak playing exhibition. Alright a nice blues-rock riff. Hey I’m open-minded; I like different types of music, but don’t expect me to sit through this entire guitar riff-a-rama. I really don’t think words are the point here. I won’t even try to differentiate between songs.”

“Dave Hoffheimer Band is truly a machine for pumping out the blues! They have added a horn section in the studio, and a few heavier tunes in Boogie Man & Fairy Tale, while keeping the traditional sound alive in Wash My Hands & Nothing Twice. All songs in-between will stun guitar players and move blues fans. This is an album that has something for everyone in every song. When asked about the material, Dave told reporters the band is very excited about playing this collection live. King Pin has received major support from the European airwaves, and now is making its way into the American rotation. In the process of trying to get major label support, the band decided to go it alone once again. The DHB fans have been unbelievably supportive, and the band is very grateful. Mostly playing in the mid-west, DHB would like to go live down south and are planning to make that happen in Summer 2011.”

“testimony from a fan... (Crash & Tumble) Man, what a GREAT, GREAT CD! The best release of 2005 without a doubt! This week I received two other CDs along with yours, but yours, what can I say!?! Please stay in the blues-rock vein. These young cats get there foot in the door with the blues, and then stray from what got them there. I'm from the Woodstock era. Blues-rock is by far the best music. The bonus track with the STONES SFTD mixed in there... WOW! Just great! How your CD was not picked up by a major label is beyond me! Can't wait for your next CD! Man, if you have any live tapes laying around collecting dust, I would love to have a listen. Thanks, and keep on blues-rocking! Mike”

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