Sunday, February 22, 2009

A Change in Pace...Brian Vodinh

Brian Vodinh is not a familiar name. And yet, he is.

Vodinh is the drummer for a little known band called 10 Years. He's been their drummer since the band was founded in 1999. However, it's not the only instrument he can play.

Brian Vodinh is also a guitarist and he's been playing around, quite literally, with a few songs currently on his Myspace page.

10 Years is known for their layered introspective, dark, and melodic hard rock. Brian Vodinh's music is stripped down and surprisingly upbeat.

Vodinh, who'd lived a life of sex, drugs, and rock and roll, before finding love and making a family has cleaned up his life and now reflects that in his optimistic music.

Musically, he's reminiscent of Jack Johnson, vocally...surprisingly he's reminiscent of Jesse Hasek, the lead singer of the band he plays for. I guess if Jesse were to mess up his vocal cords for a few days, Vodinh would make a pretty good stand in.

Let's hope that doesn't happen, but instead hope for Vodinh's solo success. No word on whether this will turn into a full on project...however, I think it'd be a waste of Vodinh's talent as a singer/songwriter.

In the meantime, here's a version of 10 Years' So Long, Goodbye featuring Brian Vodinh on guitar and backup vocals.

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