When first listening to Rez, if you grew up in the late '70s and early '80s, there's something eerily familiar about some of the riffs that frame the opening track "You're Fired" - that Ronnie Montrose, Larry Carlton, Z.Z. Top, and "Money For Nothing"-era Dire Straits style riffage will have you instantly looking wistfully through your old CDs. Guitarist Scotty Hall obviously has a fondness for this sound, as we do, and Rez' self-titled album is loaded to the rafters with this kind of house rockin' axe work. An instrumental CD which truly does sound great cranked to '11', Hall backs his stellar, whammy lovin' groove with the excellent percussion work of Phil Robertson, a session drummer in Vancouver, Canada for the past twenty years. Any instrumental rock fan will love this incendiary sound shock - and, good news, a follow up is already under way.
Scotty started his musical career as a local musician in Vancouver. He played in various club bands during the '70s, and toured the west coast of Canada. Scotty began his recording career in 1981, playing on numerous local album projects as a session guitarist, and has since worked with producers such as Bob Rock, Bruce Fairbairn, Mike Fraser and Michael Beinhorn. At heart, Scotty loves melody, and has musical interests ranging from Hendrix and Stravinsky, to John McLaughlin, Jeff Beck, Eric Johnson and Stevie Wonder. He also has a keen interest in jazz, and openly embraced fusion when it arrived on the scene. Scotty originally met Phil when they were playing together in a Warner Bros. recording act called Idle Eyes, more than twenty years ago. Keeping a promise that someday they would work together, Rez was finally birthed in 2005.
In addition to the already mentioned, soon to follow, hotly anticipated second album, Rez plans to promote and publicize their first CD to all fans of instrumental rock guitar music.
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