Chan brothers continue dad Jose Mari’s musical legacy, create own sound
Joe and Mike Chan launched their first self-titled full-length album last March 29 from Star Music.
The newest offering from the singer-songwriter sons of iconic OPM artist Jose Mari Chan has 10 original tracks, including two instrumental songs, the bossa nova inspired “Fernandina” and the rock-infused “If I Knew You Were Coming.”
Joe composed “The Waning Moon,” “Seven Lakes Drive,” “With Me Tonight,” “If I Knew You Were Coming,” and “Tell Her” while Mike composed the tracks “Higher Degree,” “Finding It Hard,” “From Now On,” “Fernandina,” and “Meant To Be.”
This 2019 marks the pair’s 5th year with Star Music and they are celebrating it with this latest project.
Aside from songwriting, the Chan brothers both play the guitar and piano. They previously worked together in the OPM band Generation.
The brothers’ primary musical influences range from The Beatles and classic American rock. Their new songs incidentally were mastered at the same studio The Beatles named an album from, the Abbey Road Studios.
Other influences come from their dad’s compositions to big band melodies and ballads of the 1940’s and ’50’s, pop and rock of the ‘60s and ‘70s, movie musicals and a childhood spent growing up in New York watching Broadway shows.
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