Jessica T. (jessicatok) from LINCOLN, NE Reviewed on 2/18/2007...
You may like it if you like Matt Nathanson or other singer-songwriters.
1 of 1 member(s) found this review helpful.
Watch out for Ari Hest in the near future ..
Max Guevara | GA, USA | 04/16/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Ari Hest is simply A-Mazing. Call him another John Mayer or Jason Mraz but truth be told their music simply does not compare to Ari Hest's music. His voice is so much slicker, bolder, and sexier than Mayer and Mraz combined. Now tack on some crazy guitar with rhythmes you've never imagined. Then you've got half of Ari Hest. The other half? Well, it's all in the lyrics.
Good music is when you hear a song and groove to the beat and sing along and have a good time. Great music is when you hear a song and the music makes you stop what you're were doing, move to the music and really listen to the lyrics and be able to hear the artist in your head. That's what Ari can do, that's what he makes possible with Someone to Tell.
If you're a Tyler Hilton, Howie Day, Michael Tolcher, Ryan Cabrera, and/or Matt Nathanson fan you'd definitely dig Ari Hest. If not, and you're into acoustics then Ari is your man. Otherwise, just check him out and you won't be disappointed."
A phenomenally talented singer with a bright future.
Douglas Vencill | San Diego, CA USA | 03/30/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"About 6 1/2 hours ago, I saw Ari Hest in concert here in Kansas City as one of 2 opening acts for O.A.R. (the other opening act being another incredible band, Stephen Kellogg & The Sixers). His name was familiar to me, but I had never heard his music prior to tonight. One of the greatest experiences in concert-going is when you are treated to opening acts that don't suck. Both Stephen AND Ari put on hellaciously energetic performances that got us adequately heated up for the wonderful experience that is O.A.R. live.
But I digress. Ari has a husky, passionate singing voice that reminds me somewhat of the late, great Robert Palmer and a fine talent for pure pop songwriting. I am, as I write this, listening to SOMEONE TO TELL for the first time and I have to be in agreement, somewhat, with what has been said earlier. While I love this CD to death, it is simply not a very good example of the unbridled energy this guy puts forth on stage. But don't misunderstand...get this disc, by all means--it is a keeper. The songs are genuine, heartfelt and infectious as all get-out. But do yourself the supreme favor of seeing him live in concert at your earliest opportunity and see how this young men lets himself cut loose on stage and inject his songs with enthusiasm and lust for life. He knocked us out, and I am reasonably sure he will you, too. (One of the high points of the evening, incidentally, was when O.A.R. invited Ari and Stephen onstage to perform a blistering version of The Band's "The Weight." A very memorable performance indeed.)"
TAKE A CHANCE-YOU WILL NOT BE DISAPPOINTED
A. R. Fell | Sterling Heights, MI USA | 12/30/2004
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Excellent...lyrics that actually mean something. This guy has a sound in the style of a Pete Yorn...very new...real music. Never heard of him? I hadn't either...but I took a chance after listening to the samples on this amazon page and I am really glad that I did...I see a future star here."