Sexton Blake (band)

Sexton Blake (band)

Sexton Blake is a band based in Portland, Oregon. They are signed to the independent record label Expunged Records. Fronted by singer/guitarist Josh Hodges, other instruments include keyboard, drums, and bass. They were featured on the album "to: Elliott, from: Portland," a tribute album to Portland Singer/Songwriter Elliott Smith performing the song "Rose Parade". They currently have released one full-length, self-titled album. "Sexton Blake" the album, was recorded in New York City, by Josh Hodges, who then moved to Portland and started the band by the same name. Their second album (a collection of covered songs from the 80s) was released in July of 2007.

Members

*Josh Hodges -- vocal/guitar
*Ryan Bjornstad -- keyboards
*Thom Homolya -- Bass
*Tim Edgar -- Drums

Discography

"To: Elliott, From: Portland"

A tribute album to Elliott Smith that includes Sexton Blake's version of the Smith's "The Rose Parade."

"Sexton Blake"

2004 album that is sometimes titled "Explosive Motion Picture Score" or "Josh Hodges' Sexton Blake". Includes the songs:
#"Intro"
#"Emma"
#"Little Bit More"
#"Jake - Keep It Together"
#"Me or Mine"
#"Want to Die"
#"Alright"
#"East of . . ."
#"Quick"
#"Doesnt Matter"
#"Know the Way"
#"Dreaming of Babylon"
#"Abe"
#"Better off Dead"

"Plays the Hits"

2007 album that includes the cover versions of:
#"Hungry Heart" (as made popular by Bruce Springsteen)
#"Bette Davis Eyes" (as made popular by Kim Carnes)
#"Young Turks" (as made popular by Rod Stewart)
#"Making Love out of Nothing at All" (as made popular by Air Supply)
#"I Need Love" (as made popular by LL Cool J)
#"Logical Song" (as made popular by Supertramp)
#"Oh L'amour" (as made popular by Erasure)
#"Girl You Know It's True" (as made popular by Milli Vanilli)
#"Rush Rush" (as made popular by Paula Abdul)
#"Daniel" (as made popular by Elton John)
#"Evil Woman" (as made popular by Electric Light Orchestra)
#"Life in a Northern Town" (as made popular by The Dream Academy)
#"Human Nature" (as made popular by Michael Jackson)

Live Performances

Sexton Blake has been on numerous regional tours of the Northwestern United States. Most recently they performed at the annual Portland festival "PDX POP NOW!" 2006--a free music festival showcasing local bands.

External links

* [http://www.sextonblakemusic.com Sexton Blake Official Website]
* [http://www.myspace.com/sextonblakemusic Sexton Blake's Myspace Profile]
* [http://www.nw-radio.com/bands/Sexton-Blake/index.html NW Radio Review]
* [http://www.wweek.com/story.php?story=6158 Willamette Week Article]
* [http://www.inmusicwetrust.com/articles/71r26.html In Music We Trust Article]
* [http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/joshhodges CD Baby Article]
* [http://www.sponiczine.com/review_detail.asp?wfArtist=Hodges,%20Josh Sponic Zine Review]
* [http://www.copperpress.com/new/copper/html/CP22/pages/joshhodges.html Copper Press Article]
* [http://www.musicemissions.com/display_review/2605 Music eMissions Review]


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