The Hook

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Fresh, four-eyed Rock 'n' Roll from Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania. 

'Live It Up' with The Hook's First Taste of 'Moonshine & Honey'

The Hook’s forthcoming debut album, “Moonshine & Honey,” is set to release on Tuesday, March 12. The release is generating quite a bit of buzz — and, upon our first taste of the album, we can understand why!

The band released “Live It Up,” a single from the forthcoming “Moonshine & Honey,” via its YouTube channel on Tuesday. Fans can expect defiant, “blaze-your-own-trail” lyrical content underscored by highly-accessible pop rock sensibilities, made complete by a big “Hook” from frontman Carlos Barata, upbeat bluesy tones, and funky rhythms.

Have a listen below, and keep your eyes and ears open for us to preview “Moonshine & Honey” in the near future!

"Live It Up" by The Hook
"Moonshine & Honey"
Release Date: March 12, 2018

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Based in the Lehigh Valley, The Hook is Carlos Barata (lead guitar, vocals), Chris Kondravy (drums, vocals), Youssef Moussa (bass), and Joe DiMarco (keys, vocals) — a four-eyed, feel-good, not-so-typical original and original cover band. From roots, to blues and rock, to reggae, the foursome pairs a simple, sweet, yet somewhat grunge-y sound with catchy hooks, harmonies, and raw, accessible lyrics. With influences ranging from Sublime, Foo Fighters, The Strokes, The Black Keys, Jack White, Motown and classic rock icons like The Temptations, Gloria Gaynor, The Beatles, The Kinks, The Doors, Led Zeppelin, and more) The Hook aims to find a sweet spot and keeps you there. See where they're headed near you!