Studio D’Lux describe themselves on their Facebook page as “new music in the classic rock/yacht rock style featuring world class musicians.” They are a new classic rock band fronted by keyboardist Doug Kistner (Trans-Siberian Orchestra and John Waite) and features Liberty de Vitto (Billy Joel’s band), Jon Herington (Steely Dan) and Glen Burtnik (Styx) and Old School is their new single, released on 21/01/2023.
With many years of experience between them, this group of talented musicians are really showing what they are made of.
The track is a laid back song, mixing AOR, classic rock and rocking blues, and has a definite nod back to the music of the 70’s and the 80’s.
The instrumentation is perfectly arranged. The sauntering guitars keep the rhythm going, and the solos that pop up behind the rest of the music are bluesy in nature but with a hint of a country rock twang too.
The drumming is relaxed and keeps the pace of the song immaculately. The inclusion of trumpets part way through the song is also an added bonus that gives the track another dimension to it. The funky basslines also add that touch of groove!
The male vocals are strong, typically classic rock in nature, and having previously reviewed a track by this band, I know he can switch from ballad to more upbeat rocky numbers easily.
This is great track, easy to listen to and combines a whole host of genres into one smooth, soulful, rock sound.
If you are a fan of the likes of Steely Dan, The Doobie Brothers, Toto, and Chicago, then go and check out Studio D’Lux. I really don’t think you will be disappointed.
This review is purely the property of The Metal Asylum