Band members: Rick Shepherd, Robert Goodman, Tim Moss, Dave Rubinstein
About: PRESS/BLOGS and Video LINKS Below. New Times -Backstage in South Florida Dec. 1 2011 Music vet and New Times scribe Lee Zimmerman shares stories of memorable rock ‘n’ roll encounters that took place in our local environs. This week: Three new releases from this remarkable record label continue the emphasis on excellence… The Robert Goodman Band is a relative newcomer to the Forward Motion lineup, but his offering on the live set, “Tears on My Shoulder,” is also a highlight on the group’s aptly named album Everything Is Beautiful. A reliable rocker driven by an irresistible refrain, it finds Goodman’s singing soaring to the upper reaches of his vocal register. Goodman and company are obviously adept at radio-ready piano pop, and indeed, even on first hearing, these songs sound like they’ve been circling in the cosmos for an eternity. The immediacy is apparent, as is the band’s savvy when it comes to finding the perfect combination of melody, arrangements, and application. Hints of Ben Folds, Billy Joel, and Eric Carmen weave their way through these dozen offerings, clear indication that the group has nailed a reliable formula and turned it to its advantage. Here’s one more reason why we in South Florida can look with optimism on the current crop on homegrown music makers. With its first entry, the Robert Goodman Band is already well situated at the forefront of the pack.
Band website: robertgoodmanband.com
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