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Southern Experience / Press

“It's laudable that this band has stuck to their roots and put out a distinctively southern sounding record, especially given that here in the US southern rock hasn't been the "in thing" for some time now. ..."Make Me Or Break Me" has a great chorus and some tasty lead playing from JT Fitch. "Could Be Better" is pure Marshall Tucker with its smooth, swaying rhythms. "Fight the Fight" is a gentle acoustic number that reeks of southern folklore, lyrically and musically / "You Know" is a ripping song with a Memphis swagger - great stuff! ...”

Tony Pijar - Powerplay Rock & Metal Magazine

“The Southern Experience Band Wins The Charlotte Music Awards 2013 Country Showcase The Charlotte Music Awards would like to congratulate “The Southern Experience Band” as the winners of the 2013 Country Showcase held May 11th at “In The Wind Bar & Grill in Huntersville, North Carolina. As winners, the band is eligible to proceed to the CMA Red Carpet event being held in November in Hollywood.”

“.“It’s laudable that this band has stuck to their roots and put out a distinctively southern sounding record, especially given that here in the US southern rock hasn’t been the “in thing” for some time now. .... “Make Me Or Break Me” has a great chorus and some tasty lead playing from JT Fitch. “Could Be Better” is pure Marshall Tucker with its smooth, swaying rhythms. “Fight The Fight” is a gentle acoustic number that reeks of southern folklore, lyrically and musically. “You Know” is a ripping song with a Memphis swagger – great stuff!”

“Hey, is this "Southern" music or what !!! True Southern style and feel. High quality musicianship, good song writing and superb production. The songs I have listened to have real meaning and draws you into the "Southern" attitude. This has got to be one of my favorites of 2012 and I look forward to what comes from them in 2013. Can it get any better ?”

“SOUTHERN EXPERIENCE ‘WHERE I’M FROM’ (INDEPENDENT/USA IMPORT) As the bandname already might predict, this North Carolina, USA based band is focusing on Southern Rock and they do it quite well on their album ‘Where I’m from’. The production is very impressive (with a little help of MARSHALL TUCKER BAND members Rusty Milner and Tim Lawter) and the performance is excellent, with a nice balance between the instrumental parts and the vocals. The lead vocals of guitarist/keyboardplayer SCOTT SANDERS are very strong and definitely contribute to the overall sound of SOUTHERN EXPERIENCE. Instrumental it all sound perfect, with great precise guitar work and a nice funky/groovy rhythm section backing it up. Highlights are the AOR influenced “Make me or break me”, “Could be better” (superb guitarwork!), “You and me” and “Rockin it out”... , so this is something to check out for sure. By far one of the better Southern Rock based albums of the past few years!”

"With a name like that, these guys are certainly taking no chances in ensuring that this release reaches their desired market. ‘Where I’m From’ is the debut full-length from this North Carolina foursome, and certainly is a hugely enjoyable ‘southern experience’ with ten well-crafted observations on life in the south. It’s the title-track that opens the album, and there’s a distinct vintage Lynyrd Skynyrd feel to it, both musi- cally and lyrically. But from thereon in it’s not all about aping the Southern Gods, as TSEB incorporate many more elements into their music, while still staying true to their roots. For instance ‘Make Me Or Break Me’ has more of a Westcoast edge, with Scott Sanders clear melodic voice to the fore, while accompanied by some acutely Eagles-like harmonies, and ‘Could Be Better’ has a definite Latina vibe, and is replete with a guitar solo from J.T. Fitch that would earn a nod of respect from Carlos Santana himself. Elsewhere ‘You Know’ i

"The Southern Experience Band play southern rock. Bet you didn't see that one coming. There are varieties of southern rock though, and the Southern Experience play a very laid back, soulful version. They have hints of Blackberry Smoke about them at times, maybe a bit of Marshall Tucker or Wet Willie too. The band throw some soul and funk into the mix, too, which definitely helps them sound original, but for my money at least, it’s the rockier material that works best. After a brief into, the album kicks off with the title track, a song about being from the south, which is a subject every southern band has to cover at least once. After that, things slow down a little, but songs like “Fight The Fight” are still excellent southern rock songs in a similar vein to “Simple Man” or “Red White And Blue”.“You Know” is another good up-tempo song before the band get all bluesy on “Take It Slow”. There’s a good variety on offer here, and they’re all great songs, which mak

“The Southern Experience Band play southern rock. Bet you didn't see that one coming. There are varieties of southern rock though, and the Southern Experience play a very laid back, soulful version. They have hints of Blackberry Smoke about them at times, maybe a bit of Marshall Tucker or Wet Willie too. The band throw some soul and funk into the mix, too, which definitely helps them sound original, but for my money at least, it’s the rockier material that works best. After a brief into, the album kicks off with the title track, a song about being from the south, which is a subject every southern band has to cover at least once. After that, things slow down a little, but songs like “Fight The Fight” are still excellent southern rock songs in a similar vein to “Simple Man” or “Red White And Blue”.“You Know” is another good up-tempo song before the band get all bluesy on “Take It Slow”. There’s a good variety on offer here, and they’re all great songs, which make”

"At last some fresh, not hackeneyed! It's a great pleasure to listen to this band, coming from Kings Mountain, North Carolina!"

Jacques Dersigny - Road to Jacksonville

"With a name like that, these guys are certainly taking no chances in ensuring that this release reaches their desired market. ‘Where I’m From’ is the debut full-length from this North Carolina foursome, and certainly is a hugely enjoyable ‘southern experience’ with ten well-crafted observations on li fe in the south. It’s the title-track that opens the album, and there’s a distinct vintage Lynyrd Skynyrd feel to it, both musi- cally and lyrically. But from thereon in it’s not all about aping the Southern Gods, as TSEB incorporate many more elements into their music, while still staying true to their roots. For instance ‘Make Me Or Break Me’ has more of a Westcoast edge, with Scott Sanders clear melodic voice to the fore, while accompanied by some acutely Eagles-like harmonies, and ‘Could Be Better’ has a definite Latina vibe, and is replete with a guitar solo from J.T. Fitch that would earn a nod of respect from Carlos Santana himself......

“It’s laudable that this band has stuck to their roots and put out a distinctively southern sounding record, especially given that here in the US southern rock hasn’t been the “in thing” for some time now. .... “Make Me Or Break Me” has a great chorus and some tasty lead playing from JT Fitch. “Could Be Better” is pure Marshall Tucker with its smooth, swaying rhythms. “Fight The Fight” is a gentle acoustic number that reeks of southern folklore, lyrically and musically. “You Know” is a ripping song with a Memphis swagger – great stuff! ....”

TONY PIJAR - PowerPlay Rock & Metal Magazine

"...In the true spirit of Southern Rock, these guys capture the down home sound through great lyrics and awesome guitar licks....A band to keep an eye out for as they move forward. Great harmonies......Loving their music...

Bob Burns, Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Drummer from Lynyrd Skynyrd

“'Where I'm From' is the hugely enjoyable new eleven track album from North Carolina based rock band The Southern Experience. This album has all the fundamentals I like about Southern rock albums that strikes that chord with me for its rich diversity, fun energy and passion, the band stick to the formula but manage to add in their own stamp which keeps the overall feel of the album fresh, add to that a crisp mix courtesy of Rusty Milner (Marshall Tucker Band) and super production sound by Tim Lawter (also Marshall Tucker Band) and you have an album that after a few spins pulls you right in. A lot of care and attention has gone into the creation of the album, it baffles me as to why bands like The Southern Experience are not huge. 'Where I'm From' has all the hallmarks that fans of southern rock will fully enjoy.”

Nicky Baldrian - Fireworks Magazine

"At last some fresh, not hackeneyed! It's a great pleasure to listen to this band, coming from Kings Mountain, North Carolina!"

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