Review Written by Victoria Scott & Staff
Michele D'Amour and the Love Dealers perform the holiday blues with a retro rock twist in "Bring My Baby Back," from the album Christmas in Blue.
A blues-rock rhythm starts the song as Michele's bold and expressive vocals sing the bustling chorus; Patrick McDanel comes in with a 1960s rock/blues bassline as Brain Olendor grooves the keys. The arrangement builds during the bridge. Here, Neol Barnes kills it on saxophone. Dave Delzotto keeps the tempo tight on the drums and the blues guitar wails a banging solo. Michelle is singing the holiday blues and The Love Dealers are rockin' out with her.
"Bring My Baby Back" is about wanting your love to come home for Christmas. The holidays are about being with the people you love, but you can't always be with the one you love. They aren't there to sing carols, going shopping for presents, or trim the Christmas tree with you. Michelle's heartbreaking chorus resonates over the band like fire. As she sings:
“Well now if you’re listening, I just want one simple thing, I don’t need presents under the tree. Just bring my baby back to me It’s so hard being around town. Folks are so happy, I’m so down. There are no carols I can sing I’ve lost the joy this time can bring.”
Michele D'Amour and the Love Dealers' performance lures you in with energetic drums, bustling blues guitar, and roaring vocals. Christmas is a time to hold the people you love the closest. "Bring My Baby Back" is all about feeling those holiday blues. Michelle is an extraordinary and innovative artist, and her retro rock style hits you deep in your soul.
For more information on Michele and the Love Dealers, please visit their website.
About Michele D'Amour and The Love Dealers Dubbed "the poetess of the blues," Michele D'Amour was steeped in music in the womb and has maintained her love of the blues genre throughout her life, bolstered by her father's extensive record collection. At the tender age of six, inspired by a now-forgotten incident, the precocious youngster penned her first song, "My Mom is So Mean." Growing up in rainy Seattle in such circumstances with two older sisters to boot, the blues gave Michele an outlet for transcending life's trials and helping others as well. In 2011, the band Michele D'Amour and the Love Dealers formed when the stars aligned -- Michele's lifelong affinity for the blues, her experience writing and performing, and the emergence of the right founding band members. The band has since released six albums; Michele's songs have won several songwriting awards, including a John Lennon grand prize. The band has also received awards, such as Best Blues Band from LA Music Critic in January 2019.