BLACK COFFEE: TAKE ONE
Are you looking for rock bands? Have you ever wondered how a band can be formed? Well, for Black Coffee it is all about meeting others that you just have good chemistry with. Let’s be real rock’n’roll is all about chemistry. These guys met and formed and it is all a big bang theory from there. Hailing from Columbus, Ohio, USA, Black Coffee is following in the great resurgence of rock that Blacktop Mojo and Joyous Wolf have brought back. “Take One” is the debut album from Black Coffee and it rocks!
“Creamer” sets the soul on fire with riveting solid vocals. A wonderful song to start this multi-faceted music on this album. Pulling from blues and rock this is what a good band sounds like. The first single is the second song on the album “I Barely Know Her” it is a straight up rock song that would make the seventies proud. A fantastically blazing guitar solo will knock your socks off and clothes off the ladies, it is that good. This trio is comprised of talented musicians.
Another noteworthy song on the album “Take One” is titled “Monica”. It is one that will melt your soul. This heart pounding sound is only made better with strong vocals. “Born To Lie” is beautiful in the composition of the music itself. Nice vocals as well, but the music is a stand-out. This is rock! “The Traveler” is the best beginning of a song that this journalist has heard in a very long time. The vocals are sweet with a reminiscent of a sixties/seventies sound. Vocals are truly melting in this song. The song is six minutes of heaven.
A song to rock out to “Psychedelic Red” is a rocking song with a drum beat that will hit you in the head like an episode of Dr. Who. It is a song that would be the first track on a time-traveler’s playlist. It is just good. “Fade” is a song that this band will not do-they are here for long term music. The hard hitting sound is one that is catchy and memorable. This band will not be going “Away” anytime soon. “Away” is the ninth track and final on this album it is all about guitar. What a lovely pleasant guitar it is. A great song for a long road trip. This is added to my playlist now.
This trio is made of drummer Tommy McCullough, guitarist Justin Young, and vocalist/bassist Ehab Omran and they are Black Coffee. A good way to wake up is to put this album on and drink it up. They will be around for a while. This debut album shows what talented musicians these three are. Looking forward to hearing what they have to offer on future albums. Can’t wait to check their live show out as well. If you are looking for a new rock band that will blow your mind, then look no further. Black Coffee is what rock has been waiting for. Listen and enjoy. Rock On!