In 1951 radio host Alan Freed used the phrase “Rock and Roll” to describe the rhythm, blues, and country music he began airing that year. Mike Tudisco described the sound of the band 1951 as “sexy Indie music,” and it is, indeed.
1951 has created a unique musical collaboration, a cohesive blend of each artist’s specialties combining into a sound like no other. www.1951band.com is the site for a free download of 1951’s first EP “The Light that Went Away,” six solid tracks showcasing the band’s well-honed talents firsthand. Mike joins brothers Dan and Sam Dick, along with Dan Hosh, to create a smooth sounding debut album, with more on the way.
It’s a unique blend of modern soft rock, edgy Indie, and melodic romance that combines to make a sound as unique and distinct as the men in the band. It feels focused toward a younger, feminine demographic. Then again, I’m an old fart; you have to make up your own mind how it sounds. Still, it’s tight, wonderfully performed, and solid music.
Over the past 5 years the members of 1951 have wrote, rehearsed, and ultimately defined their subtly sensual flavour of music, and it’s only the beginning. The tracks of their debut album include I’m a Liar, The Nights I Slept Alone, Diamonds, I Fell In Love, The Quietest Place On Earth, Now And Then, the titles themselves bear a hint of the energetic yet easy-listening aspect of the music itself.
The band’s hectic schedule of rehearsing 3-4 times a week, combined with live shows, and the fact each member attends university in different cities keeps them scrambling, but it means their time together is focused and productive, and it shows in their music.
After getting their university commitments completed, “we’ll have more time for live shows, especially festivals,“ Mike says about the bands near future, “more time for performing, and our songwriting.” With their next album some songs are down on tracks already, and “we’re looking forward to getting the rest done soon.”
To see them perform live you can stay on top of 1951’s event schedule through social media, at youtube.com/ilove1951, as well as their own site, 1951band.com