JASPER, TX (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Childhood dreams can come true and the Tailor Made Band is living proof of that. With their debut album "Texas Swings Again" released late 2005 this young Western Swing band has racked up five nominations from the Academy of Western Artists, among them Western Swing group of the year, album of the year, and song of the year. With three time Grammy nominee Dave Alexander producing the album, and featured artists like Eddie Hurd and Ricky Turpin, the goal of tapping into that old vintage sound was accomplished.
Photo Caption: Nominated for five "Will Rogers" Awards, the Tailor Made Band has made it their mission to bring back "Western Swing" into the mainstream of music industry. Photo credit Chrystal Reeves.
The love of true Western Swing music, pride of being a Texan, and friendship is what holds this group of great guys together. Will Lewis, band leader and one of the founding members, recently said, "It all started out as a dream between Derek, Cody and myself, a kids dream really that we've all pretty much thought about all of our lives and then finally decided to do something about." Originally formed in 1997 by these three friends, the band has grown to five members who share the stage with a number of guest performers.
"Were probably the youngest Western Swing band in the world, that's pretty exciting for us as nobody else is doing what we are trying to do," says Will. As part of their heritage as Texans, the band is committed to keeping this genre of music alive. "I guess if there is one word to describe the album it would be 'Texas,' when I hear the music it just makes me think about what it means to be a Texan, makes me real proud."
"We tried to capture a vintage sound, so we really didn't use a lot of electronics or do a lot of what is done today," Will states. The album is fun, which comes through in every track. Even without thinking about it you can't help but to feel the music. Enola Gay, of KSST Radio recently said, "it's a listener friendly blend of traditional Western Swing and nostalgic big band, a collection of tunes guaranteed to put your toes to tapping and feet on the dance floor."
Tracks from the album have recently secured two spots on the Western Swing charts published by Power Source Magazine. Topping the charts at number one back in September and most recently with 'Miles and Miles of Texas' landing in at number six it's no wonder that the album is receiving so much attention.
As a young group the world is definitely taking notice. Dave Alexander, the producer, recently said, "Until now East Texas has remained quiet in the creation, production and application of great Texas Western Swing, but now they are officially in the ball game and swinging hard I might add."
TMB's Album "Texas Swings Again" (UPC 733792654228) is available online at http://www.tailormadeband.com. and coming soon to Amazon.com, iTunes and CDbaby.
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