Genre: Funkadelic, Rock, Vintage 1977

Sounds like: Hall & Oates, Santana,

The Good Drewis is the total package 

The Bad Dated sound, marketability

The Ugly Released 20 years to late

The Band 4 out of 5

The Music 4 out of 5

The Songs 5 out of 5

The Vibe 4 out of 5

The Production 3 out of 5

The Verdict 4 out of 5







The Artist I recently checked out the latest CD from singer/songwriter Dane Drewis entitled Rock & Soul. Turns out Drewis comes to us from Sacramento, California.


The band Standard 4 piece line-up which includes the whole Drewis clan - Dane on guitar & vocals, Dale on Bass, Deena on Keyboards, & Jason Weed on Drums & a few other session players. I would say the band possesses above average playing styles for the funk, rock psychedelic groove format. You will find many impressive guitar licks along the way. Timing is spot on within the genera. Drewis can hold his own on the guitar & vocals, but more importantly Drewis hits home with his sex appeal, vocal presence & overall songwriting mojo. Make no bones about it – the ladies will love everything about Rock & Soul. Vocals from Drewis are executed perfectly, & in many ways the strongpoint of the production. Amazing pitch control, touch, & emotional moments. The music possesses funkadelic flair straight from the seventies. All in all great music to hang the disco ball to. Will remind you of classic KC & The Sunshine Band, & Hall & Oates, & guitar licks in the vein of Carlos Santana, The songs Simply put – catchy songs that make a lasting impression. Like the artist - extremely likeable. There’s nothing like a solid musical production to get wrapped around – & this is one of them. I kept waiting for a weak song to come down the pike - I eventually gave up. The vibe Overall very upbeat, positive, carefree with a high amount of masculine mojo for all the ladies in the house. The production A bit dated sounding, very 1977ish, but professional grade nonetheless The good Honorable mentions go out to the rock solid grooves of Dane Drewis & his band. When I got done listening to this CD I wanted to listen to it all over again. I was entertained the entire time. Folks out there who enjoy disco, funkadelic rock will fall head over heals with Rock & Soul. The bad Not the most marketable record I’ve ever heard due to it's dated feel. It doesn’t mean it’s not impressive in it’s own right. The ugly Rock & Soul was released 20 years to late.  


The verdict Rock & Soul by Dane Drewis delivers major mojo. Drewis is the total package.  The looks, the sex appeal, the voice, the guitar playing, the writting & the band. Not to mention he knows how to write a hooky song & deliver it with his appealing Baritone. If there's a retro 1970's tour going on with popular artists from that era Dane should consider climbing onboard. The Bottom Line WARNING – ladies might want to pull off to the side of the road for this one.    

Markus Druery

Indieshark Music Critic





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