With the new release of RED and well, basically in the midst of taking over the world, we have to say that we’re more than addicted to “We Are Never Getting Back Together”. It’s not just the idea of running around with our stuffed animals come to life or having five costume changes (actually, maybe it is..) - it’s about paying tribute to the fact that there are those people out there that this is an anthem to.
Soooooo. Why are we excited about this? Because with every smash Swifty-13 hit that comes out, come [drumroll] COVERS! Plentiful covers. Here are the faveys:
Sure, it’s a little weird, but we like it. By Piano Shack - 80’s version of the song
Okay, it might be because we love their accents, but Ashton Lane does a mean cover. Harmony never, ever (haha) hurt anyone.
Megan Nicole - just ‘cause she’s cute. Not so much with the boyfriend though. Points for the Ben and Jerry’s.
What’s your fave cover of Taylor Swift’s Song?
West Coast Love: Sam Alviar
Tunezy has been super busy lately on the East coast, with the success of #styleandsound, the upcoming KollaborationTO and #oneTO. Here’s a little West Coast Love we had lately.
On August 30th, Y57 hosted the 4th Annual Battle of the Bands, an event showcasing young and emerging artists. Y57 is an alternative media radio broadcast, spotlighting and supporting musically inclined youth. This annual event provides tools for young musicians to reach the next level in performing, including studio time, media showcases, singing lessong, and even photo shoots!
One of the young talented acts to be featured was Sam Alviar and his electrifying band, who have been defying the odds and making the rounds in high exposure venues around Vancouver, despite being fairly new to the scene.
Musically bred from a young age, Sam attributes his musical talents to his family. “Everyone on my dad’s side of the family is super musical and plays at least 3 instruments each. I grew up around karaoke. After holiday meals we would just pound back the turkey and head to the basement to play music.”
After playing the drums for 5 different bands, Sam got the itch to start to experimenting with lyrics and melodies. Soon after, he wrote his first song at 19, a gift for his father’s 50th birthday. Through his experience playing around town, began the organic creation of Sam Alviar and his band: Myles Koebel on bass and backup vocals, Adam Baldwin on lead guitar, and Sam’s best friend, Jonathan Mitchell on drums.
Sam is influenced by Coldplay, City and Colour, Tallest Man on Earth, and describes his sound as a mix of blues rock, folk, indie, acoustic, and possibly alternative, “I don’t even know what alternative is these days”, he jokes.
Meet Sam Alviar.