Noise Hotel

by Leyva

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Chris Leyva’s latest album “Noise Hotel”

Front man Chris Leyva of the Falling Doves just released a solo album titled “Noise Hotel.” Noise Hotel made is debut on October 9th 2015, which would have also marked the 75th birthday of Beatle John Lennon. The influence that the Beatles has on Leyva’s sound makes a prominent stance in the album. “Noise Hotel” brings you through a state of nostalgia and leaves you in a satisfied stage of lust; with the catchy Beatles-like melodies throughout the album and just a touch of rock n roll.
We start out with “Nobody Warned Me” a song that is exactly what the title implies. It’s simple and pleasant adding a sense of peace found from turmoil of a bad relationship, the strings blend together the rock and pop elements of the song making for a steady, moving vibe symbolizing the willingness to continue moving forward. The albums moves along with tunes like “Built for Loving You” in which Leyva adds pop vocals on top of the organ using reverb to give it that authentic late 60’s rock n roll sound. The song addresses love in a passionate way. The drums give it a swing feel and the vibrato of the organ makes for a psychedelic groove. The album comes to an end with “So Lonely” a personal favorite, this one goes out to all the rockers out there. This extremely dark sexy tone reveals the grim desire. His raspy vocals and the steady palm muted guitar playing power chords between takes you on a trip to longing.
With this album Leyva really captures the catchy pop styling of McCartney while staying true to his rock roots. Noise Hotel is the perfect album to reconnect with your inner rock and roll again.
-Georgina Castro and Rosario Morelos of Sunlane Music Management Company

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released October 9, 2015

Matt Van Allen -mixing engineer co-producer
Christopher Leyva guitars, piano, vocals
Carissa Aguayo , Bass
Skyler Lutes produced Carry on and played guitars and some keys
Erdis Maxhelaku - Cello
Eric Vaegas - violin
Riccardo Romano- Keys
David Owen - Keys/b3's

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Leyva Los Angeles, California

Chris Leyva was actually born in a small town outside of Oaxaca, Mexico. He arrived in San Diego as an eight-year-old. An insatiable music fan, Leyva was soon hooked on the idea of rock \'n\' roll. He cites The Beatles, Nirvana, The Rembrandts as major influences .To date he has released seventeen albums. In 2003 he started up a music management agency Black Cherry Music Group. ... more

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