Thursday, May 9, 2019

"Mad Behavior" - a barbed wired blues rocker by Jack Berry feels so cinematic

Mad Behavior by Nashvilled based rocker Jack Berry is a barbed wired blues fused indie rocker that from the onset charges into your brain. Besides cutting a deep groove anchored with Berry's gritty vox it feels so utterly cinematic. It is (totally) drenched in a kind of immediacy, exploding out of the gate that gives it a deep hook filled commercial flair. I mean I could see this song as a theme for a Netflix 10 part gritty series called (of course) "Mad Behavior" or gracing a dozen Levis jeans or Jack Daniels commercials. It has that kind of cool / sultry / agro / blue rockiness of a Hanni El Khatib, etc. It is no wonder that Berry has other songs placed on Shameless. Cool stuff and this song is so stuck in my head right now.

Robb Donker 


Nashville-based rock’n’roller, Jack Berry, with "an intoxicating blend of rock and blues,” (Consequence of Sound) has garnered acclaim from American Songwriter, Blues Rock Review (Top 10 Artists to Watch in 2015, #2 album of 2014, Top 20 of 2016) The Deli Magazine (Top Ten Nashville Artists to Watch, 2016-17) Berry has also been featured in showcases by Nashville Unsigned, No Country for New Nashville, Nashville's The Buzz 102.9, Lightning 100.1 and ACME Radio. 
Originally from Reno, Nevada, Berry made Nashville home, deciding it would be key in cultivating the style and sound Berry envisioned. It wasn't long before the “ample supply of good hooks and riffs” (Nashville Scene) eventually gained the praise of critics throughout Nashville and beyond, landing on Round Hill’s writers roster and earning him spots at well-known festivals including Sloss (Birmingham), Pilgrimage, CMA, NXNE, CMJ Music Marathon (NY), SXSW, Live at Lakeview (Lake Tahoe), Nashville’s Musician’s Corner as well as being awarded the Hard Rock Cafe's North American battle of the bands champion.
Berry recently landed synch placements on Showtime’s Shameless season 9 premiere, with Marshall Speakers and a featured performance on WSMV’s Nashville Today. The sophomore effort entitled "Mean Machine" recorded at Blackbird Studios, has been called "the perfect example of an old-school genre mixing seamlessly with contemporary sound as an intoxicating blend of rock and roll" (Pop Wrapped) and earned a 9/10 from Blues Rock Review. 

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