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Fire in the sky
#58 in Metal / Hard Rock SongVault Certified
Fire in the sky
Picking up the pieces
Hard Rock
Length: 4:14
On Network Since Jul 18, 2008
Running on empty
#142 in Metal / Hard Rock SongVault Certified
Running on empty
Picking up the pieces
Hard Rock
Length: 4:12
On Network Since Dec 1, 2007
Lies
#193 in Rock SongVault Certified
Lies
Picking up the pieces
Rock
Length: 5:13
On Network Since Feb 28, 2008
Seize the moment
#239 in Pop SongVault Certified
Seize the moment
Picking up the pieces
Pop
Length: 4:57
On Network Since Dec 1, 2007
Guardians of the light
#493 in Alternative SongVault Certified
Guardians of the light
Picking up the pieces
Alternative
Length: 5:21
On Network Since Dec 1, 2007
Seize the moment
#494 in Alternative SongVault Certified
Seize the moment
Picking up the pieces
Alternative
Length: 4:57
On Network Since Dec 17, 2007
Until tomorrow
#505 in Rock SongVault Certified
Until tomorrow
Picking up the pieces
Psychedelic
Length: 9:48
On Network Since Dec 1, 2007
Touch of an angel
#506 in Rock SongVault Certified
Touch of an angel
Picking up the pieces
Rock
Length: 5:11
On Network Since Feb 28, 2008
Diamond on a ring
#530 in Rock SongVault Certified
Diamond on a ring
Picking up the pieces
Rock
Length: 6:01
On Network Since Aug 27, 2007
Diamond on a ring
#547 in Alternative SongVault Certified
Diamond on a ring
Picking up the pieces
Alternative
Length: 6:01
On Network Since Feb 28, 2008
Seize the moment
#573 in Rock SongVault Certified
Seize the moment
Picking up the pieces
Rock
Length: 4:57
On Network Since May 25, 2007
Rags to riches
#615 in Alternative SongVault Certified
Rags to riches
Picking up the pieces
Alternative
Length: 5:14
On Network Since Jul 31, 2008
Rags to riches
SongVault Certified Artist Rags to riches

Skien
Telemark, Norway


Rock / Alternative

Listen to Rags to riches
Rags to riches plays rock/alt rock/prog rock. Our sound is vintage. Inspired by music made in the 70ths, but we believe we have added something new and fresh.

Songs from our album "Picking up the pieces" (2007)
Unsigned.
Location: Norway

Bjørn Nilsen: Guitars and vocals
Øyvind Wang: Bass and vocals
Øystein Aarnes: Guitars, keyboards and vocals
Ole J. Haakonsen: Drums

RAGS TO RICHES

With their debut release, “Picking Up The Pieces,” it is obvious that Rags To Riches is more than a Jimi Hendrix tribute band (which was their main focus early on). The band, originally called themselves “Black Pearl”-reformed with two new members to create Rags To Riches and they quickly realized there is a magic to their music.

A review of their debut CD reveals their influences, Uriah Heep, Deep Purple, Pink Floyd and of course Jimi Hendrix, among others. Their melodic and fantastic mix of 70's rock/synth is new and refreshing, as they weave the progressive sounds of today’s music with the classic rock sound of yesteryear without sounding dated.

The cut, “Diamond On A Ring” flows effortlessly, with a splendid mix of dreamy pop and mellow psychedelia, then explodes into a hard-rocker with Deep Purple-like guitars and a short guitar solo that is among rock’s best; one that you listen to, close your eyes and play along with.

“Seize The Moment” sounds a bit like Steve Miller in his prime, then adeptly switches to an old Asia-like sound, all the while flowing with originality, flawless harmonies and a determined cohesiveness. There is more splendid rock with the song, “Guardian Of The Light” with ZZ Top-like riffs, more brilliant harmonies and dynamic guitar work. Another tune “Fire In The Sky,” captures the pure sound of Ritchie Blackmore and vintage Deep Purple and could have been a popular FM hit in the 70's with it’s stalwart drumming, blistering guitar and intoxicating keyboards.

The boys from Skien, Norway have invited us to share and listen to their unique blend of rock, alt-rock and progressive rock and are burning up Internet radio and are finding the world’s audience is very accepting and thanking them for sharing their musicianship, all the while anticipating the great things to come.

Author Robert Benson writes about rock/pop music, vinyl record collecting and operates www.collectingvinylrecords.com, where you can secure your copy of his ebook called "The Fascinating Hobby Of Vinyl Record Collecting."
Robert can be contacted at robert@collectingvinylrecords.com.

Many thanks to Robert Benson for writing a Biography about us in Gemm.
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