Last year I joined a band called West Grand Boulevard. Decent band, good young talent. They were looking for a band leader and musical director, and wanted to play soul and R&B, so it worked out well. We played some shows, recorded a demo, blah blah blah, and I decided it wasn't the band for me, so I stepped away. Anyway, here's a link to the demo: http://www.sonicgarden.com/sonic-web/artist.cfm?artistid=16289 The mix sucks. It was done by one of the kids in the band. Guitar player. I left before it was mixed down completely, so I didn't have any say in that. There's some halfway decent attempts at bass on it, but nothing great for sure. There are 3 Motown tunes there, and on two of them, you can barely hear the bass it's lost so deep. On a Motown tune! Especially with "What's Going On" where the bass should be so out in front. Oh well, they're kids who never really knew Motown that well. It was a fun band. The other thing being that "What's Going On" is WAY overproduced. The horn player was supposed to come in to do the tracks, but it's not there, so I don't know what happened with him. Maybe he left the group. My friend left the band when I did, and it almost seems like they completely erased his backup vocals. That's a bummer, as he's a good singer. A quick word on "You've Really Got a Hold on Me". We had layed down tracks for the three other tunes, and I had stated that I didn't want that tune on the demo. Since we were ahead of schedule, they decided to record it anyway. I was completely screwing around on that track, thinking it would be dumped. But I tell you, I actually kind of enjoy what came of it. Oh well. Be relentless!