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Rory Wynne – The One Before the Next One

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Many musicians have ventured from Manchester in the past god knows how many years, but not many have hit the note like Rory Wynne has. The musician/producer, who hails from Stockport, has been playing for the past four years, which is impressive as Rory was born in 1999; yep he is 14 years old.

Tom Robinson has called this young man “a true rock n roll poet”, a wonderful statement. Another is that “John Peel would have loved this”. John Kennedy (XFM DJ) has tipped Rory for a huge 2014. Backing from respected people such as those two is truly astounding.

The One Before The Next One is twelve tracks of mature sounds with great storytelling throughout. The lyrical talent that Rory befits is reminiscent of how Arctic Monkeys use words that come alive, such as ‘Post Party Confusion’, which is one of the highlights of the record and a definite nod to the Monkeys.

A chilled melody ridden tune ‘I Know She Knows’ shows how adaptable Rory and his musical flow is. For someone of his young age and with this amount of talent the musical world is his oyster. There will be comparisons with Jake Bugg, as their sound would be expected to be made by a veteran in the industry.

“Shame about my age regards to the beer” lyrics from a Christmassy song, the title ‘It’s a Shame all Christmas Songs are Cheesy, Writing One Is Quite Easy’, is an uplifting not too serious track that shows Rory’s lyrical flow with impressive instrumental style in the background. From upbeat to slow and a gentle harmonica played in the background with ‘The Storm’ along with a calm repetitive drum beat.

Final track of the album is ‘Heart of Stone’, which has an early Arctic Monkeys touch; strong guitar play with lyrics that suit the moment and tell a story of a boy who has never been in love. Rory Wynne, a multi-instrumentalist from Manchester, with influences that range from Joy Division, Oasis, John Cooper Clarke to Pearl Jam and The Beatles with many more in between.

The One Before The Next One shows Rory’s mature sound and natural talent that is proof of how much he has to offer. The lad from Stockport with passion and work ethic is already someone that the younger generation can look up to and the older generation can be inspired to pick up that guitar one last time.

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