Wrapping up our premiere Tuesday, we got another taste of a solo artist – this time often than not accompanied by some incredible musicians. Azwel has return with the release of his new single “Half The Battle.”
Azwel is a project that involves songwriter Jason Perrillo and his live band. For the past 15 years, Jason has gained online success recording and producing independently released albums in his New York studio. He describes the music as melodic, eclectic catchy pop/rock with songs that are influenced by various styles of music. The sound is often compared to britpop/rock artists. Within the last few years a live band was formed consisting of Joe Lorge (guitar/backing vocals) Gregg Steele (bass/backing vocals), Johnny Zaletel (drums/percussion), and Randy Bennis (Keyboards.)
A debut album was completed in 2003. The styles have changed from one album to the next with a wide array of instrumentation from electric/acoustic guitars to various electric pianos, organs, brass, woodwind and strings.
Azwel’s music is always filled with interesting chord progressions, catchy melodies and thought-out arrangements. Jason plays a few different instruments and has a lot of live and studio experience with his own music as well as being a producer and casual session keyboard/guitarist for other acts.