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The video you’re about to watch pushes the limits of the Laptop Sessions format, as it features the abilities of not one, not two, but three performers. Now, this is certainly not unheard of — MoU united about a year ago and performed four-man videos around Christmastime. And when it comes down to it, what you’ll find is that tonight’s video includes all the essentials for a great Laptop Session — a predominantly acoustic sound, a great rendition both vocally and instrumentally, and not only a brand new song but also a brand new band to the blog!
So, what more could you ask for?
Tonight’s Guest Session players are The Frets, and they bring you a live, intimate recording of the Kings of Leon’s “Sex on Fire.” The band Kings of Leon is a relatively new band, having started in 2000. But, when you really think about it, they’re not that far away from their tenth anniversary — and one decade together ain’t bad, let me tell you! The Beatles were together for less time… They are billed as a Grammy Award-winning rock band, and although they are three brothers and a first cousin who hail from Nashville, Tennessee, they’ve seen about 80% of their album sales in Europe. This is not surprising, as our Guest Sessions cover band tonight is based out of Scotland. When they sent their video, they wrote very simply:
“Scottish band the Frets doing “Sex on Fire.”
I suppose they’d like their music to speak for itself. On their YouTube Channel, there is apparently some news about a name change for the Frets, though. Go ahead, read for yourself:
“GALLAS* SAYS: innovation not immitation. Keep supporting GALLAS* in the coming 2009 AS YOU DID THE FRETS 2008.”
This is apparently on the heels of a change in lineup. Well, regardless of the band’s name, we hope you enjoy their Kings of Leon cover song video tonight. Hopefully they’ll send us another video once they’ve officially re-formed as a new band.
Thank you, Frets, and thank you all for stopping by to watch the latest installment of the Guest Sessions!