Pop/Rock Band Ready in 10 are captivating listeners with their unique musical sounds and engaging vocals on their second release 31 Strong. Ready in 10’s latest release features Guitarists Sal Nastasi and Marc Viola singing leads on all 9 tracks, consisting of lyrics on love, willpower, and inspiration. While Nastasi and Viola transform their own captivating lyrics into song, Bassist Mike Elefante and Drummer Mike Moore provide the backdrop to each song’s emotional story. Elefante and Moore deliver amazing power chords, while leaving Nastasi and Viola room to dramatize the song through their strong and contagious vocals. Recommended tracks on 31 Strong include the romantic Rock ballad “When She Moves“, the inspirational track “Butterfly“, and the attitude-filled song “See and Wait“.
Recorded at Lot-More Studios in Babylon, New York, 31 Strong provides a glimpse into the personal lives of each member of Ready in 10. “The way we appreciate our fans/friends is evident in every conversation and comes across in every song we play, “proclaims Nastasi. The track “When She Moves” provides listeners with a deep and personal glimpse into the narrator’s thoughts as listeners are taken on a magical romantic journey with the lyrics, “…when she moves/the world begins to shake/when she cries/the rain falls, filling all the lakes…/” The song captures the beautiful essence of one’s imagination as they think about their love.
The inspirational song “Butterfly” is an appreciation for inner beauty and personal willpower. Featuring a Rhythmic groove, Nastasi sings inspirational lyrics as an ode to the weak and self-conscious souls singing, “Wake up, jump in/you won’t drown/I know you know how to swim/loosen your ties to all the naysayers selling their lies to you…/” While “Butterfly” represents a more positive approach to the listener’s ears, Nastasi’s favorite track “See and Wait” features a harder Rock sound to resemble the deep and emotional depth of one’s personal feelings. The attitude-filled lyrics, “Crash into night like a tidal wave/to drown may feel more safe/still terrified I’m gonna have to see and wait/” showcase the narrator’s inflicted and personal thoughts about his/her own personal struggles in life.
Throughout each song on 31 Strong, the members of Ready in 10 are able to incorporate their own personal feelings into the tracks. “Though song ideas are usually derived by someone on their own,” lead Vocalist/Guitarist Sal Nastasi states, “we all really put our two cents into stripping it down and building it back up.” This collaborative effort has contributed to huge success over the past two years for the members of Ready in 10, as the band received several awards and notable mentions. Ready in 10 won the 2008 International Acoustic Music Award for Best Group/Duo, which was described as an “amazing” experience by Nastasi. Since winning the award, Nastasi has had fond thoughts of the memorable experience as he proudly proclaimed, “This is a real songwriting award that we are proud to hang on our walls and wear on our sleeves.”
With the growing love and support from listeners and fans, Ready in 10 have graced the stages at live events including a gig in front of Rockefeller Plaza while attending the 2009 New York Jets Pep Rally, held during opening week of the NFL season. With thousands of Music and Football fans lined in front of the stage, the members of Ready in 10 were able to showcase their music to a very large and receptive audience. With the recent release of 31 Strong, listeners are able to connect to the band through powerful lyrics and Music.
For more information about Ready in 10, please visit http://www.readyin10.com