“CARRY-ON BAND is a breath of fresh air. Innovation, ceativity and drive. One of my favorite bands. I see nothing but good things ahead for the guys from California. ”
— Gerry Gallagher, CEO and Publisher - "ROCK ON" Magazine and WROCK Radio.
The band is on fire and the flames are rising. No Time for Warning is the title of the bands debut release that is about to explode onto the scene one song at a time. Beginning with a rocked out rendition of the 1963 Ronettes' single, Be My Baby.
Before the COVID era Carry-On Band performed at a series of county fairs, charities, city concerts, and music venues spanning from San Diego to Morrow Bay. With the intention of establishing themselves in multiple markets.
The band is looking forward to a video interview with music producer, Simon Phillips, about his experience working with COB during the making of their upcoming CD release soon to be available for purchase at their live shows.
They also worked with video producer Eric Donaldson from the award winning collective NINETEEN87 on a few music videos. One video starring Natasha Blasick and Stephen Friedrich for their rock ballad titled “Last Time I Saw You”.
Band members; Pete Sarenana, Adam Ponce, and Mark Prudeaux welcome the latest addition of Jesse Silgero on bass and Ruben Reza on rhythm guitar. They are now writing and recording their second album as well as booking new shows.
Reinventing a classic song is never easy, but that's exactly what the Carry-On Band have done here with their cover of "Be My Baby." Originally released in 1963 as a single by The Ronettes, the Phil Spector production quickly climbed the charts and became a staple song of the era. In a stark departure from the original's pop/r&b genre, Carry-On Band gives "Be My Baby" the full rock treatment with a guitar/bass/drums arrangement that alternates between an arena rock style and a more modern alternative rock sound, in the verse and chorus respectively. Highlighted by some truly excellent musicianship and a superb vocal performance, Carry-On Band's cover of "Be My Baby" has a little something for everyone, and should have no problem finding an appreciative audience among both fans of the original and contemporary rock fans alike.
Outstanding production, the mix sounds really good. Excellent arrangement, the contrast in styles between the verse and chorus is both interesting and engaging. The band sounds really tight and well rehearsed. Fantastic vocal performance and production, both in the lead and in the backing harmonies. This was a great choice for a cover, given the familiarity and reverence for the original, and you've certainly achieved your goal by putting your own spin on it. Very nice work on this track, great job by all involved!