By Heather Sweeney
November 11, 2014
Cameron Floyd and his mates—Aaron Schwiebert (guitar/vocals), Jake Parker (bass) and Dalton Robertson (drums)—are fresh faces amidst Charlotte’s music scene. The band have released three EPs since their formation in 2012, most recently Look Up which came out in March. While it seems that the boys have kept busy performing and recording EPs, they have somehow found a way to make their first full-length album, entitled Dancing the Distance. The band brought their new batch of acoustic-pop songs to Satellite Recording Studios, where other local favorites Elonzo, Hayden Lee and The Joe Davis Band have recorded.
Similar to their previous material, Dancing the Distance is a dreamy, positive mix of genuinely heartfelt tunes. Jason Mraz, Billy Joel and Gavin DeGraw are clear influences on Floyd’s sound and style here. The album is an elegant blend of acoustic grooves, supple melodies and heartfelt lyrics—with a pop flare. Dancing the Distance opens with the sweet serenade “Song for a Friend,” followed by a John Mayer-esque tune “One Look.” The Cameron Floyd Band then adds a little flick to the pick with “Dance” and “Carry That” before closing with the rather mellow “Flying High.” Floyd’s jovial voice helps to carry the sound of the songs that the whole family can enjoy.
Floyd’s release show for Dancing the Distance is Friday, November 14 at Amos’ Southend. Doors are at 7PM; Life Size, Megan Flechaus, Bryan Raynor & Judah Moore open. Tickets are $8 in advance and $12 day of show.
Listen to “Change” from the new album Dancing The Distance by Cameron Floyd