He is - Snowboot
It is - Snowboot (untitled)
Which is - New wave/soul/funk.
Wot Snowboot finks of imself:-
'What would you get if Prince and Tina Marie had a
love child? The answer may possibly be a 'white boy'
ready to take the world by storm. He goes by the
childhood nickname, 'Snowboot' who just so happens to
single handedly write, produce and perform a fresh new
sound out of his Philadelphia apartment. This soul
child combines influences that range from the
synth-funk of 'Prince' and 'Parliament', the pop
stylings of 'Kool and the Gang' and the 'Bee Gees', to
the neo-soul movement led by 'Lauren Hill','D'angelo',
and Philly's own Jill Scott.
In a time when style sub seeds talent, it is very
refreshing to listen to a song that every note on
every instrument has been performed soley by one key
person, the songwriter. This truly makes music
interesting again, to hear a well written song in it's
entirety, without the help of twenty producers
'tweeking' knobs on a mixing board. At the young age
of twenty-two, Snowboot has produced well over fifty
tracks and has been a regular on the NYC, NJ and
Philly club scene since age seventeen. Disenchanted
by the local venues, the past two years he has been
perfecting his craft, writing and recording the music
the world will soon appreciate.
Having been in the music business for quite some time,
Snowboot has definitely put in his time wisely,
whether it be signing production agreements,
management deals, or even putting his trust in
entertainment lawyers, it has been a tremendous
learning experience for the young composer. Now after
years of hard work, it looks as if Snowboot may
finally be pushing his way in. Now all we have to do
is just sit back, listen and enjoy'.
What hOOchy* has to say:-
Tell me more about the 'tweeking' knobs of the
producers! That sounds interesting! As for the music -
well that is sadly very dissapointing.
Hate this. Snowboot clearly tries, but fails to
deliver. Although a very hard working young man
(boasting to write 1 song a week) - it is doubtful
whether he will ever produce anything worthy of hOOchy*
Snowboot is a sad, lonely man who sits in his sad
little pathetic flat all day writing his lame music,
which nobody appreciates. At least that is the image
i have conjured up in my mind. He appears to have
problems with his neighbours - who complain about his
music to the police. I don't blame them quite frankly.
If I was in their position I would complain too. Or
maybe this is the crucial reason why his music sucks?
All the distractions are clearly upsetting the work of
this future musical genius which the world has yet to
appreciate? - or perhaps not? But they can't as
Snowboot has claimed ' break him!' - DAMN!
One track which is particularly shocking is called
'down with you'. Not because it is about sex
(described as parental advisory by Snowboot himself!)
but because it is just laughably bad. If a song is
meant to be about sex - it always helps if the song
can well....urr....umm get you in 'the mood' so to
speak - but this song would only succeed in getting
you in hysterics, and would clearly be a big passion
killer!! Snowboot himself says of this track 'sup a 40
while you dance, in polyester pants (um that
figures?.......must be an American thang?)
However, to his credit (it pains me to say) the second
track on the demo is actually quite good and has some
potential. This song is quite catchy and is titled
'Radio Baby', although cannot compensate for a poor CD
overall. The tune is best described as very funky and
spunky and releases all those feel good endomorphins.
I even (and I'm ashamed to admit to this) found myself
bopping to this in my room!! - I was really getting
into the groove, man.
Sorry Snowboot - I'm sure your a lovely person, and
don't commit suicide. I couldn't live with that on my
conscience. It takes all types. Somebody out there
is bound to like it.
If you are brave..... Snowboot can be found at www.snowboot.net (or somewhere in the ghetto, or
alternatively at the local police station!)
Rocking or Shocking?
Shocking. 1 /5. Its snowgood!!