Noel DeLisle may be new to the country music scene, but he is no stranger to the studio and stage! With musical roots originating in formal classical music study in both voice and piano performance, Noel honed his techniques under the mentoring of professors from The Julliard School, Vanderbilt University, University of Tennessee, Westminster Choir College and Concordia Choir College.
Noel DeLisle ventured into alternative and hard rock, and opened for numerous national touring acts. However, after suggestions from many fans regarding Noel’s original songs, he made the transition to becoming a country artist. Utilizing the technology that his rock band had used to perform live with pre-recorded loops and sounds, Noel is able to bring to the stage as a solo artist a sound only replicated by a full band.
Noel who resides in Chesapeake, Virginia and regularly performs in the Hampton Roads area has just released his ten-track debut country album, “Love & Loss”. One listen through this album and I was blown away and after 10 more listens, nothing has changed. I’m highly selective and critical of most musicians; you need to do something special to impress me and DeLisle has done that with this album.
This album is musically brilliant: the hooks, the production and mixing, the unapologetic nods to southern rock are refreshing. If country wants to be successful and not fade into obscurity as had happened before Garth Brooks and his contemporaries gave the genre new life, this is where it needs to head.
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Noel DeLisle can tell a great story through music and this album has everything from up tempo songs with attitude to ballads that will melt your heart. Men and women both will find their favorites but will love listening to them all. It’s almost like you get a glimpse of DeLisle’s life and the things that are important to him.
You get the feeling throughout the album that the music here is definitely from the heart. DeLisle is being real and it’s refreshing from other artists who are real, but in a nagging way. I don’t think there’s a song Noel DeLisle sings that you don’t want to sing along with here!
DeLisle stands up and stands out on this album with tracks such as: “The One to Call You Mine”, “Your Name”, “Silence”, “Forever’s Beginning”, “Hey You, Carolina” and “Don’t Rush the In Between”, but there is not a bad song on this album, you’ll love them all.
DeLisle is a talented artist who captures the essence of country. Notwithstanding the fact that DeLisle comes from a different musical background, “Love & Loss” captures the spirit of what it means to be a hard-working, hard-playing, hard-loving country boy. He is both playful and serious in this debut collection of songs! Real and relatable may be his keywords!
All round great songs, great singer, great performer and a great new asset to the world of country music. Noel DeLisle can charm your socks off with a few verses set to music.
Love & Loss is released on the AMG label.
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