As if the release of Ben-Hur wasn’t enough to fuel the imagination of everyone who loved classical music and loved the sight of a good musical comedy, the new movie Memento was given the green light from Disney to be made into a music band. But, of course, who doesn’t know what Memento is? It’s about a rich kid who gets passed away and finds himself transported back in time to an alternate world where he’s a superstar singer, yes, Elvis. Well, it’s not quite as cute as Ben-Hur but then again, who’s looking for cute?
But then again, maybe it is. There are music band reductions that have done their fair share of homage to this film, with songs like” Graceland” and “The Greatest Show on Earth” and even the music group Deuces Wild have taken on the Elvis Theme in their latest album. Music is the language of the soul, and the voice of Elvis is still as strong as ever, isn’t he? The music band genre keeps growing and evolving, always adapting to the times and keeping things interesting for its listeners. With music such as Memento from the newer Disney movies, we can expect more of this in the future.
In the meantime, though, 21st Century pop music has taken cue from the old masters, and Memento takes that cue to the extreme. The music band genre took modern elements and ran with them, incorporating the best of what music fans love about pop into a music band package that hasn’t been this fresh since the sixties. Of course, Elvis is still around and doing things like getting an autograph before a huge crowd. The music itself is catchy, memorable and timeless. There’s no doubt that fans of Memento will want to experience all of that again with their music band. And if they can get Elvis on the bill along with the Beach Boys, well, that’s even more of a reason to get them all together for one great night.
Music Band 21century is an intriguing blend of Elvis nostalgia and the more modern style of music. They blend old-time radio songs with new age rock and roll that keep the listener’s attention long after the last note of the song is let out. Unfortunately, there are not too many music bands in the 21 Century that can do what the Music Band 21century has done, keep the crowd awake through the night with songs like “I Remember You” or “Blue Moon of Kentucky,” or have their lead singer sing like a loon with shredding guitar solos.
The band that will be making a mark in the music industry is Memento. It might not be a band right away, but they have already gained many fans over the past few months. Their music has a certain feel reminiscent of the older music from popular radio stations decades ago. Still, it’s also new and fresh enough to be of interest to a new generation of music lovers. And who knows, maybe the band will gain even more popularity after they release a full-length album.
The band was formed in the small town of Columbia, SC, in 2021. They have a very laid back approach to their music, and they are very comfortable letting loose their natural sounds and melodies. They play music similar to indie pop, but their unique sound takes you back to another time and place. People enjoy their acoustic guitars and soft vocals. If you like smooth melodic tunes and the sweet harmonies of country music, then you should check out Music Band 2100.