BRYAN COLE – More Than A Memory (2015)
BRYAN COLE is a name we will hear soon when Frontiers Music release his debut solo album in the making, with songwriting collaborations from the likes of Jim Peterik.
As advance, we can hear two songs Cole has put on iTunes, “More Than A Memory” and “Last First Kiss“, both pure Melodic Rock / AOR tunes that leave you wanting for more.
Bryan Cole hails from Pittsburgh, PA, and has been singing, playing guitar and performing since the age of five.
Bryan cut his teeth in many local bands before joining the Reb Beach Project, fronted by Winger, Whitesnake, Dokken and Alice Cooper guitarist Reb Beach. He spent several years singing for the RBP, before venturing out for a solo career.
Bryan’s influences of Journey, Giant, Foreigner and Survivor are easily heard in this feel-good single: “More Than a Memory” was written by the late Brett Walker & Carl Dixon (April Wine / Coney Hatch guitarist), and previously recorded by both on their respective solo albums.
Bryan Cole’s version is rocking and melodious, featuring soaring vocal melodies and sharp guitar riffs in the best late ’80s tradition / production.
The other track was penned by Cole: “Last First Kiss” is more mid-tempo oriented, with a Pride Of Lions vibe, and in fact, a Jim Peterik feel. I can see why the ex- Survivor agreed to work with Cole in his first album to be finished pronto.
AOR / Melodic Rock fans, you need to check this out!
01 – More Than A Memory (3:59)
02 – Last First Kiss (3:43)
Bryan Cole: vocals, guitar, keyboards
DJ Gleason: bass
Ben Sesar: drums
BUY IT !