Kategorie: CD-Reviews | Genre: Rock | Heft: Jahrgang 2014, eclipsed Nr. 158 / 3-2014 | VÖ-Jahr: 2014 | Wertung: 7/10 | Label: Eigenvertrieb | Autor: MB

Internet-savvy Steve Vai fans have probably known the name Yasi Hofer since 2006/07. At that time, the 14-year-old inspired on Youtube with various interpretations of songs of her great idol - filmed in her nursery. In the meantime, the guitarist has matured into a serious artist, studied at the Musikhochschule Stuttgart and has even won a scholarship to the renowned Berklee College Of Music in Boston. On Steve Vai's European Tour 2013 Hofer was also a "Special Guest" at various concerts. On her debut the singer from Ulm plays quite catchy (mostly instrumental) fusion rock with wonderful melodies ("Boston Bound"), only as a singer she can't convince yet. Among the guests are Vai bassist Philip Bynoe and bassist Hellmut Hattler (Kraan), also from Ulm. The further development of Yasi Hofer can be expected with great anticipation, as she has certainly not yet exhausted her full potential here.

Top track: Quest

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