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MIDWEZT / Press

“Anyone who was there on Tuesday night could not fail to be affected by Midwezt unless they had musical hearts of stone and needed to get out more often. There was a little magic in the air that evening. I felt it after the first song. Something changed - what I call a change of speed. People relaxed and some danced, heck even a photographer was dancing when he wasn't taking pictures of everyone. The songs ranged from near ballad to almost rock but all with a C & W flavour. Charlene the lead vocalist knew how to get the best out of the audience and gave her best with warmth that was not stuck up, false or showbizzy. Not many singers can do that. Needless to say this won't be my first Midwezt gig. Neither will it be my first review and next time I'll mention by name all the other members of this excellent band who meshed together so well to form a tigth but at the same time relaxed sound.”

frank wood - frank wood at Midwezt Album Launch

“vocal prowess of singer songwriter charleen armitage, based in alconbury,with guitarist/songwriter Mick Davison (who has opened for acts such as the Moody Blues, the Who, the Rolling Stones/ Van Morrison, bassist Rex Gates had shared the bill with the Beatles, the Rolling Stones Chuck Berry and Jerry Lee Lewis. With such experienced, professional line up, the band were always destined to offer something of exquisite quality, and their entry to the competition hasn’t disappointed. closer is one of the longer tracks we’ve received so far ,but such is the confidence of the performance and impressive way in which the track is layered it never gets dull, remaining entertaining throughout. track, closer is complemented by a twinkling jazz piano, strings and solid consistent playing of Davison and Gates. but for all the outstanding musicianship on display its Armitage’s note perfect vocals that steal the show a sterling performance of true clarity,”

HUNTS POST - PAUL RICHARDS [HUNTS POST UK]

“Fred Inman: Hi ya Folks. This is MountainMan From Aiiradio.net and we just finished up with an interview and playing the tracks you can here on Reverbnation. The Songs they have on the site are undeniably the finest Country music you can listen to in the world. the Instrumentals on the tracks are perfect and have that desirable sound that get's your feet tapping to the beat and the vocals are as well ,truly on the spot. Closer is such a heartfelt song you will want to listen to it over and over. Understanding You is an extremely touching song with a feeling she is singing it to you and holding your hand. I would recommend you seeing this band the next time they go live some where. I hope they make it to the US on a tour as I would surely spend the money to see them perform. ”

“This is a good song a little long for radio ,But shorted it could be great.Great vocals and music,And nice composed music .Tennessee Larue ”

Tennessee Laurue

“ MIDWEZT - Understanding You / Closer: These are two new tracks from Peterborough based country/rock band and if I say so myself they're pretty cool. My favourite is 'Understanding' which is really catchy and captures Charlie Armitage at her best with vocals. This young lady just gets inside your head but hey it's such a pleasure to hear her voice. Musically the band really turn on it and compliment Charlie's voice. 'Closer' isn't too far behind and certainly would be a great compliment with 'Understanding You' if they ever released it as a single. If you're after something new with lots of passion in the music then you should check out Midwezt. 9/10 ”

STREETVOICE MAGAZINE

“,..... Its been awhile coming but finally Midwezt have released their new extended player,just acouple of tracks short of a long player and i have to say its damned"good What we have is six track live E.P 'for financial reasons they chose to record live but not in the sense of live infront of an audience but going back to basics and playing the song start to finish one take job done,no overdubs no multitracking just straight as it was playing The opening track [WHY SHOULD I WORRY] grabs your attention right from the start and from then on its a joyous ride all the way to the end,theres no drummer but you wouldn't have noticed ,the sound is all there Midwezt fill everything in with there four part harmoniesThen theres charlie armitage who writes all the songs with mick ,The enthusiasm shines through in her vocals you can hear that shes having a great time THE NEW E.P IS STUCK VERY FIRMLY ON MY PERSONAL PLAYLIST ,IT'LL BE A COLD DAY IN HELL BEFORE I TIRE OF IT. ”

“From the moment Midwezt took to the stage,there was no sound other then their music and the cheers of the crowd as they carried off perfectly pitched harmonies that flowed throughout the smoothest and most uplifting set i have ever heard them play.. The band were certainly on form on this evening,and the venue was soon filled with a happy,foot-tapping throng where cheers and smiles were abundant .. .. The highlight for me was "THROUGH YOU,and also aptly embodies the essence of charlie's voice .. We are now enjoying some great feedback on our new all acoustic sound which inspires and excites us and we hope it dose the same for you .. Midwezt closed their set with another song that particularly emphasizes their guitar mastery and songwriting prowess.Leaving us all with some especially magical departure notes,Charlie sang "where will i be"? Time will tell,but in july they are back in america,and if they keep this up they have every reason to look forward to the future”

“MIDWEZT - It Aint Just Country Live EP: I haven't heard any new music from this alternative country band in a while so this was a much welcome release. I think the lack of drums take something away from this six track release but aside from that you can't complain about the quality of musicianship on here. For a live recording the band have got it spot on with some wicked vocals from Charlie Armitage. Mick Davison and Mirko Muneratti work well together as guitarists and they play some right good chords on this release. Bassist Eddie Duff delivers some great bass work throughout this sessions too! Midwezt break the rules with their country sound but when they're delivering good songs such as 'Why Should I Worry', 'Through You' and 'Beggin For Kindness' who cares? Certainly a band worth tracking down if you're after something a little different. 7.5/10 ”

“From the moment midwezt took to the stage the room was filled with cheers and feet tapping,With perfect pitched harmoneys it was the best set ive ever heard them play”