The Nathan Ward Band: Classics Are Revived

Ileana Alvarez-Diaz

Covering songs from Elvis Presley to The Rolling Stones, The Nathan Ward Band consists of four dudes creating stellar harmonies that transport us back to the era of classic rock n’ roll.

Consisting of Nathan Ward, Paul Sikora, Ken Crowell and Randy Smith, it would be a shame to miss out on this band’s first studio release. Their CD titled Yesterday Meets Today is one that honestly deserves to be played in your car, at home or at those upcoming holiday parties you’re dying to eat at. It holds 10 classics to fill ears with nothing but good music.

They drive on influences from the 50s, 60s and 70s British and American rock. So, if you’re a fan of Buddy Holly, The Beatles and The Rolling Stones, their CD will release the perfect amount of nostalgia for you. On the CD, they cover The Beatles’ “Twist and Shout” and “Lady Madonna,” along with other good songs. Not only are their covers spot on, their charisma and skill are presented throughout.

This band is fresh. By that I mean they give a new feel on the classics that influenced today’s artists. It’s not original, but their “diverse” age range provides them an astonishing amount of sophistication. They become more than just a cover band. They are a band that does what they love and honors previous classic rock n’ roll artists.

They also covered The Five Satins’ “In the Still of the Night,” which you can watch on YouTube.

It’s honestly amazing that these four individuals cover “uncommonly” played songs and don’t ruin them. In most cases, you should downright shield your delicate ears from the covers individuals or groups make. They’re either off key, the chords are being played wrong, the melody sounds chopped, they don’t even know the words or it’s just lip syncing. The Nathan Ward Band does not even come close to falling in this ear-dangerous category of covers and that’s why you should check them out.

You will not regret getting their Yesterday Meets Today CD. It will fill up your space with old memories and beautiful dreams for the future. I’m wholeheartedly serious. It’s worth checking out. They have samples on their website if you’re not totally sure.

You can visit the band on Facebook, YouTube and their website,