Chicago's Color Out, aka Dave Hedrick, is a one man band, playing all the instruments, doing the vocals and songwriting.
Color Out was a JD Music Promotion artist (when I was doing radio plugging) and received airplay on at least 42 stations (both FM and internet) worldwide.
Aaron Phillips, host of the then Rock Show on Amazing Radio, playlisted three tracks of Color Out's, so clearly he's a fan.
Below are some of the comments/reviews which I received for Color Out via JD Music Promotion.
An excerpt from a review of 'Falling Star' on ReverbRoom.com:
"It's quite the journey and it oozes the raw emotion that a lot of artists lack or force. Storytelling is a key element of any track like this and between the contrast in intensity and the vocal delivery throughout, it's certainly something that's comfortably in Color Out's skill-set.
It's really well put together, excellently executed and a testament to the songwriting abilities of David Hedrick. This is a track that traverses a decade of influences and sounds yet still does something original. That's not to say that this is simply an ode to 2000's Rock. Actually, it's a fresh and relevant sound exhibited on "Falling Star" and just another indication that Color Out is only getting better with time."
"Wow the kind of rock that shaped a lot of bands today ... both fast paced and melodic each song has a story which pulls you in, almost hypnotic in nature. Vocally superb, lyrically supersonic and the music is just kick ass awesome. If you didn't have these guys in your collection it would be like a library missing a book.”
"This guy is gooooooooood! .... What a musician! ... What a writer! ... What a voice!"
Way Out Radio
Re. Colour Out's track 'Kay':
"I love this, he is amazing!"
Martyn Grenfell, Uckfield FM.
"Absolutely fantastic track"
"An excellent track"
Kevin J Mann
The Spread Radio Show
THE SMASHED IDOLS
George B - Vocals/Guitar
John Hager - Drums/Vocals
Neil - Bass/Vocals
From Houston in Texas, the Smashed Idols like to “rip up the scene with hooky guitar, bass, and drumz. We like to mix it up with hot space sauce and alien lyrics. The jam Bring The Invasion was influenced by Stephen Hawking's warning that we need to colonize other planets before we get visited by our nasty neighbors.”
The band regularly gig around Texas, so you have a good chance of catching them live if you are in that region.
The Soundcloud link is to the track ‘Bring the Invasion’. They have new music coming very soon (as of early 2018), so keep a listen out for that via their Facebook and Twitter pages, all links below.