Azwel: There’s traces of influence, but the sound is genuine

Azwel is a project that involves songwriter Jason Perrillo and his live band.  For the past 15 years, Jason has gained success online through recording and producing independently released albums in his New York studio.  He describes the music as melodic, eclectic catchy pop/rock with songs that are influenced by various styles of music. The sound is often compared to britpop/rock artists.  Within the last few years a live band was formed consisting of Joe Lorge (guitar/backing vocals) Gregg Steele (bass/backing vocals) and Johnny Zaletel (drums/percussion)    A debut album was completed in 2003. The styles have changed from one album to the next with a wide array of instrumentation from electric/acoustic guitars to various electric pianos, organs, brass, woodwind and strings.
Azwel's music is always filled with interesting chord progressions, catchy melodies and thought-out arrangements. Jason plays a few different instruments and has years of live and studio experience with his own music as well as being a producer and casual session keyboard/guitarist for other acts. Most of the albums are available to download for free on the official website with the choice of optional donations depending on how much the listener enjoys the album.
Over the years, Jason has also collaborated with many other online artists and has released an album with Argentinian pop artist, Julian Murias.  The album "Beginning," released in 2011, was a very beat-heavy electronic studio album. Azwel's songs have also been featured in Hollywood major motion pictures(Let The Game Begin), independent film soundtracks, and compilations put together by several international independent labels. The video for recent single, "At the end of the Day"  was illustrated and directed by Hazard Studios and was an official selection at the Jim Thorpe Film Festival in 2018.  It also won a Spotlight Award at the "Elevation Indie Film Awards. in 2018."   
Azwel's most recent album entitled,"Phantasmagoria" which expands the sound even further. It focuses heavily on acoustic sounds with very minimal electric guitar and features lots of strings, acoustic guitar, piano and harpsichord.  It has been on rotation all over college radio and has been receiving excellent feedback from both critics and fans.  Azwel is set to release a new album this year. Whereas the previous album concentrated on acoustic instruments, with a sort of 'ban on guitar,' this one is the exact opposite with non stop energetic guitar driven songs, although the style from song to song is as varied as usual. 
The band was featured in recently released Lifoti's June 2019 influencer issue, you can check it from below link's for your country:

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