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Review: Unearthing the Timeless Charm of a John Vento's "Brick by Brick"

Starting with a classic funk-inspired rock introduction, “Brick by Brick” comes in swinging with high-powered guitar and vocals. Any lover of a good old fashioned song to get down and groove should listen to this one! All the elements of the song blend together to create a song that can never be boring, as each element gets their moment to shine.

The lyrics give some more insight into the meaning of the piece, drawing on some common themes in rock music. It’s all about fighting against anyone who wants to get in the way of your dreams. Lines like “they try to knock us down with a wrecking ball” further drive this point home. EVen the title “Brick by Brick” is a reference to the main message. It creates a high-energy, inspiring piece for anyone who needs to hear it.

John Vento is known in the Pittsburgh music scene for the uniqueness of his music, as no one can fit him into a box. He has a range of interests and expression that is hard for anyone to pin down, making him truly one of a kind

. John’s music has hit the Top 20 on iTunes Canada charts, receiving national and international airplay and charting. His latest single, “Well Yeah Maybe” reached number 1 on the South African iTunes charts. He is also a January 2019 Billboard Magazine Emerging Artist. However, John’s interests exist outside of his own career. He has worked with the non-profit Band Together Pittsburgh to give back to the community he loves. His kindness and honesty come across, loud and clear, in all of his music, which has drawn a loyal network of fans to him over the years. As John himself says, “If just one person is touched in some small way by one of my songs, that’s the greatest reward that I could receive.”


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