What can you say about Billy Morris?! Well for starters, we can say he is Cleveland, Ohio’s golden child and for good reason! This badass guitarist has played for many bands, such as, Warrant, Quiet Riot & Kidd Wicked not to mention the many bands he has toured with, bands such as Whitesnake, Poison & Ratt.
Right off the bat, with the first song, it takes you right back to the 80’s and the Sunset Strip. The first single, ‘Party Like it Never Ends’ is super catchy and I guarantee you will be singing along with the chorus by the end! It’s the next big rock anthem!
The song, ‘Dressed Up Like a Millionare’ has an awesome intro which is pure badassery!! (I may or may not have played air guitar the first time I heard this!) This one is solid, old school rock n’ roll. The guitar playing is on fleek & the drums...don’t get me started...heart pumpin’ beats!
‘Hook it Up’ offers you energetic power while the more pop type songs, ‘Holdin’ All the Aces’ & ‘When I Fall’ take you back to the 90’s pop sound and it really works for them! My personal favorite off of this album is “All the Right Words”. The lyrics really spoke to me and anyone can relate to the message being conveyed. It has a pop rock feel and Morris’s voice really shines.
This album is dedicated, in honor, to Kevin Dubrow (Quiet Riot). In the liner notes, you will also see a special thanks to the late, great Jani Lane that says “thank you for making my rock n’ roll dreams come true. RIP brother.” If you are a fan of good ol’ rock n’ roll, check out ‘Holdin’ All the Aces”, you’ll be glad you did! ~Misti-Dawn
Billy Morris and the Sunset Strip Holdin' All the Aces Released August 2018 on HighVolMusic