Think The Beatles. Think Jangly Guitars. Think Solid Three-Minute-Pop-Love-Songs. And you have The Boolevards.
The Boolevards are Hugh Murphy (guitar), John Nowik (bass), and Joe Nowik (drums). They have two super CD's out at the moment, "Real Pop" and appropriately enough, "More Real Pop".
'Real Pop' is The Boolevards sophomore debut. On this album the lads display a clean cut sophistication approach to the classic merseybeat sound. The Rickenbackers are loud n clear starting from the first powerhouse cut, "Tell Me Baby". Other standout cuts are the sunshiney "It's Great" and Searchers meets Herman's Hermits-esque "Wanna Meet Ya".
MORE REAL POP
'More Real Pop' starts where 'Real Pop' left off. Except this time The Boolevards have a little bite to their sweetness. The first cut, "Roxanna" (the longest ever Boolevards song - clocking in at over 4 minutes) sounds like it could be a lost Raspberries song from the early 70s. It's still insanely catchy stuff, but with a little more power pop to the merseybeat flavor. Whereas the shortest cut, "She's The One" is back with the pre-'64 Beatles sound - still a glorious thing! "Beat The Clock" is another great one that will please any fans of The Knack or The Romantics.
You can buy The Boolevards CD's at CDBaby.com. Get your Beatle Boots (I've got mine!), black suit, skinny tie, drainpipe pains, and relive the 60s with The Boolevards!