Led Zeppelin knew it. The Ramones knew it. Guns-N-Roses knew it. Columbus band, The Favors, know it, too. Plug a Michigan-made Les Paul into a British-made Marshall, turn the volume knobs up to 10 and good things are bound to happen.
The Favors play Rock-N-Roll that is dirty, dangerous, sultry and addictive. Their music harkens back to the days of old, mixing the Bluesy riffs and Punk Rock attitude that come straight out of a bottle of booze and fit right into any barroom brawl or cat fight. Women can be proud to strut in skimpy shirts and leather pants, and guys won’t feel ashamed to throw the devil horns in the air and headbang at a Favors show. Think: Sunset Strip on High Street.
Charismatic singer Shannon Malone controls the stage like a muscular Scott Weiland, vocally invoking moments of Michael Monroe of Hanoi Rocks, while wearing his addictions on his tattooed sleeve. His persona is sex, drugs and rock-n-roll. JD Dallas’ aggressive bar chords scream British steel as he beats down on his Les Paul, riffing along with fellow guitarist Ken Diddion. Drummer Matt Cross and bassist Steve Patrick lock like Dee Dee and Tommy. The chemistry is right with this group.
The Favors are busy putting the final touches on Back Against The Wall, their newest release set to drop this summer. For other discs, pics and tour dates, log onto www.thefavors.com
If Rock is your taste, The Favors are your flavor.