Drawing inspiration from a wide range of musical influences, the songs of The Fire Plays fuse the sounds of 70’s pop era music akin to Gordon Lightfoot and James Taylor with the sprawling electric guitar soundscapes you’d hear from artist/producers like Ry Cooder and Daniel Lanois. At the forefront is Ari’s rugged yet subdued voice which one-time Hest producer Alex Wong described as “A bear eating honey”. Throughout the album, Ari’s command of how each song should be sung is striking. He can sound vulnerable, formidable, angry and hopeful, all with an honesty and passion you simply don’t hear from most singers these days.
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mesmerizing guitar licks and smoky vocals; straightforward melodic folk
"...seasoned and professional performer, but his stage presence and delivery are as intimate as if he'd just written the song minutes prior."
- Performing Songwriter
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