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Five Tunes By Five Townz

by Five Townz

A compilation of their 5 debut singles mastered by SONY Music Studios and Universal Mastering Studios. This EP is commonly described as: Creative reinterpretations and reimaginings of retro hits. Hot renditions of cool classics and "feel good" flashbacks!
Genre: Pop: Pop/Rock
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Mama Told Me Not to Come
3:01 album only
2. Sure As I'm Sittin' Here
2:58 album only
3. Lady Samantha
2:51 album only
4. Black and White
2:06 album only
5. Shambala
2:30 album only
Downloads are available as MP3-320 files.


Album Notes
• “Five Townz are an upcoming rock and roll band with a unique sound. They love to mix modern rock sound to folk/blues roots, together with a soulful voice and sharp lyrics. A solid rhythm session backs a warm and creamy electric guitar, sometimes enhanced by some acoustic picking. The sound generated by the band is so wide that it would certainly appeal to a very vast kind of audience of all ages and musical background. Five Townz's music is a breeze of fresh air in a scene where bands seem to just mock each other's styles.” – Andrea Caccese (Music Reviews)

• “Five Townz, “Mama Told Me Not To Come
New York-based rock outfit Five Townz blends an appreciable blend of classic rock with folk & blues, encompassing the soul of the ‘70s with a modern mesh of organic rock’n’roll. With the band’s electric and acoustic guitars, rhythm section and primo vocal savvy, its EP “5 Tunes” includes covers from the likes of Randy Newman, John Hiatt and Elton John. But it’s their cover of Three Dog Night’s consummate 1970 No. 1 hit “Mama Told Me Not To Come” that truly defines Five Townz’ magical moxie. The group reinvents the track with a chug-along, grunge-packed rendition that feels like a garden party, complete with a well-tapped keg. These boys obviously know how to have a good time. And listeners will also tap toes, jiggle knees and sing in unison to a damn fine time. Bravo, indeed."

-Chuck Taylor is an award-winning Arts & Entertainment journalist, whose credentials over the past 25+ years include more than a decade as Senior Writer, Editor & Single Reviews Editor with Billboard magazine in New York.

• Positioned among over 50,000 other tracks within the Pop Rock genre, Five Townz was classified as "good" and in the top 20% by consensus of opinion... Data shows 81.35% of males and 93.89% of females LIKE the track… Reviewers stated “Reminds me of” (citing among these artists): “Aerosmith, Bon Jovi, Bryan Adams, Def Leppard, Goo Goo Dolls, Guns and Roses, Kid Rock, Robbie Williams, Rod Stewart, Scorpions.” – © Slicethepie 2010.

• “Those who bought [music by this artist] also bought Backstreet Boys, Lenny Kravitz, Paul McCartney.” – Halfcom by Ebay

• “Listeners also bought Kelly Clarkson, Maroon 5, Britney Spears, Pink, Christina Aguilera, Avril Lavigne, Jordin Sparks, Glee Cast, Leona Lewis, Ashlee Simpson, Mariah Carey, Katharine McPhee, Jessica Simpson, Rihanna, The Saturdays, Natasha Bedingfield…Bruno Mars, CeeLo Green” – iTunes USA © 2014 Apple Inc.

• Jango Airplay data indicates Five Townz appeals to a wide mainstream audience with eclectic musical tastes and has a mixed fan base under age 17 to over 65.– (Source: Jango Airplay, Fan Overlap and Demographic Reports © 2007-2012 Jango)

• “Classic hard rock vibes (Think Guns’n’Roses, Motley Crue, Bon Jovi…) and a special 80s feel mix up with more modern elements and a catchier songwriting approach, that does not come in the way.” – (Music Reviews)

• “Five Townz is a rock band who mixes up a wide range of musical influences, achieving a sound that will surely win over new fans, song after song.” – Sit Still Promotion, OK NO Tizie (Italy)

• “5fve Townz- When I was asked to do this review of 5fve Townz, I honesty assumed that the band would be a small-fry rap artist trying to make it big. When I listened to the tracks on their Myspace page though, I was totally surprised. Guns N' Roses with a kind of newer, more modern touch came through the piping in my headphones, and I was turned from a sarcastic and negative eye-roller to a singing and dancing star within seconds. Ok- I'm exaggerating a little bit(my voice is awful and I have two left feet) but really- their music was a nice surprise. If you're a fan of the classic 80's rock stars like Dio, Guns N' Roses, and Bon Jovi I think you'll be especially pleased with 5fve Townz… I'll be playing "Mama Told Me Not To Come"(so funky!) on repeat- over and over again.”– Review by By Claire for Smart Reviews



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David Dell

Check em out…
I find it impossible to put them into any one music bracket! Such a nice mix of blues, rock and even folk all in the same racks, crazy. Fresh, fun and a joy to come across.
Just saying :- )
-David Dell, www.podcastingcoach.com

ROCK OUT Music Reviewers

While surfing through CDBaby.com we came across New York City artist Five Townz who just absolutely blew us away with their unique and fresh sound. If you had to sum them up it would be hard to do in a few words, but in general if you took all the elements of your favorite classic rock and put it in a time machine to 2012 then had these music geniuses go into a modern studio you would get a sound that is full of life defining Five Townz as the next best thing to hit this stagnant music industry. With their newest EP release Five Tunes you get a really creative blend of 5 very eclectic songs that bring together the best elements of rock from new and old. The EP’s stand out track is hands down “Sure As I’m Sitting Here” which has to be our radio single pick. It has all the hit elements, from the up-tempo sound to the catchy lyrics with fun choruses that you can’t help but sing along to. The only bad thing about the EP release is that we wish it was longer than 5 tracks, but after people hear these.. they won’t be able to help but want more and keep their ears peeled to any news updates on future releases. If the band sounds half as good live as they do on this album, the Billboard charts better watch out, because Five Townz is going to rise right to the top!


Five Townz have got 5 new epic releases to date I discovered on iTunes here in the UK. All selections are on the lads’ debut EP “5 Tunes by 5 Townz”. For superior audio quality and a physical product, I recommend you get the CD! I bought mine online from the states on CD Baby.com and they ship straight away. The retro package design features an attractive 3D front cover of all 5 singles, whilst the disc has a vintage vinyl record look to enhance the viewing and listening experience.
What will Five Townz do for you? They can help you to rethink the music charts. For the Britts, this is a Blood, Sweat n Tears’ boyz zone. To America, a Moody Blues’ Knights in White Satin version of Elton John’s “Lady Samantha”. I am just so glad the search for fame and fortune didn’t take the route of the plastic pop X Factor. And I’m not just saying that for love or money. This is much more industry based. At least the studio people must have seen this group coming and gotten down to crafting the vocal arrangement on each track. Lady Sam has silken harmonies and a quality lead with strong backing vocals, accenting the emotion in the verses.
The quality of the singer, guitar, bass and drums comes out more and more on each selection. Note added musicians; percussion and guitar adding to the gritty lead and chant on “Shambala”. The same abilities in the band have lead to them re-invent and re-imagine a repertoire of songs.
“Black n White” features a metal-esque lead vocals,[close to the original vocalist of the band ac/dc], with a chorus backing, a style now in the hands of Axel Rose, or maybe this Five Townz guy right here! The tune “Mama told me not to come” I first heard on a rare recording of the UK television programme “The Old Grey Whistle Test”. The 5 Townz delivery of “Mama” is still funky with hip tribute vocals. This release is what you might call “Atlantic”. According to their one-sheet, the single was recorded and mastered in New York, but mixed over here in London as was “Sure As I’m Sittin’ Here.” Here’s more of the same catchy choruses and collaborative inspiration which has been exercised in the other 4 releases, as each singer and musician’s separate parts join together to form a unique blend of pop and soul fused with rock and roll.
It’s not surprising, coming from the home of rock guitar and Floyd Rose pickups that great guitar playing is featured throughout all selections, except “Lady Samantha” which is a well-executed piano ballad. In the other guitar-driven tracks, the sound rings of rock of ages.
Five Townz have brought old music back to life, reborn as big as you want it, as loud as you want in any size venue. Truly talented musicians and true to popular request, their sound will still work “unplugged.”


Rock it baby!
Rock from the finest. If you love Rock, this is for you! I love Rock and this music is better than most other Rock. Period. Buy it! Listen it! Love it!

John Newton

Very cool and crisp . A handful of keepers. It started good and was able to keep the whole thing alive from start to finish. Every track is Gr8.


I really enjoyed this one!
This music is wonderful in all aspects. I hope to hear more from these guys.
They made me smile with the old songs from my time redone with positive words of no smoking and black and whites getting along. I was very pleased to hear these pieces. Very well done, fun listening that brings joy to your heart.

- Mike Santon

Sure As Im Sitting Here
This song among others by Five Townz has many different elements within them making it hard to categorize this bands music. That fact is also coupled with an almost dreamlike sound created by the artists that make up this band. The song, Sure As Im Sitting Here was among the first that I heard by Five Townz. The first thing that I noticed was the clean old school echo carried by a 70‘s love sound. I thought surely this music was not being produced here in the current times but with a little research I found out that sure enough this was newly produced music. This song is a laid back journey brought on by a sound that is not any particular genre but a mash-up of several different styles as you can hear it throughout their five singles. I a nut shell this song fits almost everyones taste and invokes a sort of careless to the wind kind of feeling within it’s listeners. See for yourself and enjoy!

Maria Peters

Classic rock at its finest!
They have done it again! Once more they flipped the script and showed us yet another completely different style, while still showing off that ole’ Five Townz essence. Black and White is classic rock at its finest! Another sideways slap in the face of an industry ruled by conformity and where all follow those who follow. Five Townz stands out and breaks down the barriers to new directions in a way not similar to any other band, group, or set of musicians anywhere.

Chris Fosten

Unlike the other singles released on the CD (5 Tunes by Five Townz), Lady Samantha is more direct and personal in tone. The song takes a more relaxed approach to mood making for an entirely different sound from their other singles. Once again, I am impressed by the virtuosity on display by this group of fearless musicians. Lady Samantha has proved that the sound we all heard with Sure As I’m Sitting Here, for example, is only a small piece of the overall “Big Picture” of sound that Five Townz has to offer. Much of today’s hit music is missing exactly that which this band has to give! Hear it and enjoy another piece of this musical puzzle that is Five Townz.


Pleasure for the ears
Shambala speaks volumes about the band and I’m sure it was intended to be as such. Shambala is a smooth joyous ballad of warm, inviting pleasure for the ears. If you allow the music to do its job, then you will find yourself also on the road to Shambala, experiencing all the peace and joy that it has to offer in the form of this song and its harmoniously appealing implications. As with the other songs, a new aspect of Five Townz’s fresh sound bleeds through their music and into the veins of the mass music maniacs. Find your Shambala and enjoy!
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