This melodic folk-pop-rock solo album from the frontman of the Gecko Club is a perfect blend of infectious melodies, great guitar playing, and captivating lyrics.
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"Things like this go easy, one of several ways"
"To just be me again, sometimes its hard to wait"
"A passing chance on a tossed ferry, I saw you first from the harbour to sea"
"I draw a line every year or two, for things I would and wouldn't do"
"Five nights at the avenue, you've got one more to go, that coulda been me..."
"I'd build an altar to feel your kiss, though my faith tells me that's sacrilege"
"You ain't playin' by the fair rules, you made too many friends"
"I'll simply hold on a little tighter, if it tries to carry you away"
"I can see that mountain way up high, and I climb halfway everytime"
Ten Songs from the Sideroom was released in 2003 and was the first solo record from Gecko Club frontman Andrew D. Huber. Providing all instruments and voices, ADH recording almost the entire album in the sideroom of his house. Three notable exceptions are the acoustic guitar tracks for 'Celebrity' and "Superhero', and the 12-string track for 'Climbing Halfway" all of which were recorded in his parent's basement in MN during a visit home.
Critical reviews compared ADH to soft-rock folksmiths James Taylor and Dan Fogelberg.
The stunning cover photo was taken on a $10 disposable camera - the magic of Ireland's Brandon Bay did all the work.
Recording 'Ten Songs from the Side Room' was an exploratory labor of love for me. I had a great batch of songs that did not quite fit in with the Gecko Club sound, but came just as straight from the heart. The bulk of the record was in fact written and recorded in the side room of the house I was living in at the time. It was poorly ventilated which led to either a lot of sweat or shivering cold, which I think came across on a number of tracks. To this day, I doubt the solo in 'Favorite Local Bar' would have blistered like it does without sweat dripping down my wrist!
~ andrew d. huber