I feel bad for having just discovered these guys and gals. Motion Device is a Canadian band who play a wonderful blend of Classic Rock, Prog Rock with a touch of power. They are fronted by a young lady called Sara Menoudakis who started singing with the band in 2010 when she was just 9/10. They began by uploading videos of them performing cover versions to Youtube. Check out this amazing version of Black Sabbaths Heaven and Hell. I believe she is just 11 years old.
One may criticize the young Saras vocals but you are seeing the formative beginnings of something very special. The music is flawless, with the bass playing perhaps even better than the original song.
Although the band were courted by major record labels, they decided to fund their own music VIA the crowd funding site Kickstarter. In a very short time they had received enough money to record their debut album Eternalize, which spawned this song, Thick Skin.
The debut album was yet another stepping stone to a bigger far more ambitious project. When this band steps forward it’s with giant leaps! They started another crowd funding effort on Kickstarter which resulted in them getting enough money to indulge in this….A double CD concept album called Wide Awake! Few artists are brave enough to tackle a double CD these days, and even fewer with the audacity to make it a concept album. They were able to tour the USA on the strength of this album, here is ALIVE.
Here is another one from the Wide Awake opus Soul Shaker
The band is made up of
Sara Menoudakis, Vocals
David Menoudakis, Drums and Percussion
Andrea Menoudakis, Bass and Keyboards
Josh Morroco, Guitars.
It is so heartwarming to see such young musicians delving into the past and taking cues from the original legends of rock without ripping them off note for note (yeah I’m looking at you Fleet). The future looks extremely promising for these young artists and I for one can’t wait to see what comes next!