The Contemporary Lovers

This heart can be so...

The Lovers’ unique brew of music is characterized by solid, creative, and interactive instrumental playing and a combination of beautifully composed and tastefully improvised material, all of which is topped off by Ms. Vargas’ soulful vocals. The group’s two songwriters each add their own distinct styles to the mix: Kelley’s compositions are catchy and melodic with heart-wrenching lyrics, comparable to the music of Brian Wilson and Tom Waits; Schmidt’s compositions are intellectual, multi-faceted and exciting. While most of the group’s material is original, they also enjoy playing covers of many of their favourite songs, which demonstrate how varied their influences are: their repertoire includes arrangements of music by Nick Drake, Horace Silver, The Beatles, and The Beach Boys. The Lovers are all talented improvisers as well as gifted performers who have an uncanny knack for hitting their audience right in the heart.

These tracks were  recorded in 2009 by The Contemporary Lovers and released as the album This Heart Can Be So…


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