John Vento speaks to those who feel alone in the great vast city on the tender tones of “Sweet Cheslie”. The arrangement has an intimacy to it. Raw grit and soul are poured into the entirety of the piece. Instrumentally vibrant the way that the interplay of the group adds to its warm, communal presence. Much of the work feels absolutely stunning for there is this righteousness that has a fevered pitch about it. His voice rests right in the very heart of the matter. Deep-laden but infused with a compassion, his vocals have their own lived-in presence to them. Rhythms here perfectly buttress the sheer determination of his word choice as it all gets wrapped up in this gorgeous, soothing fashion, with everything in its right place.
Things have a hushed whisper in the very beginning of the work. From there though he allows for an ever-growing sense of purpose to drive the song forward. Backup vocalists further sell the idea that nobody is ever truly alone, even when it seems that way. Moody guitar licks further sell the idea of exploration of trying to figure out one’s inner motivations. For the final stretch it all unfurls at its own distinctive pace one that is doubly refreshing to behold.
“Sweet Cheslie” shows off John Vento’s patient, persistent ethos for he makes sure that each and every verse is given its right amount of energy.

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A music industry veteran of over 30 years, Michael Stover is a graduate of the Art Institute of Pittsburgh, with a degree specializing in the Music and Video business. Michael has used that education to gain a wealth of experience within the industry: from retail music manager and DJ, to two-time Billboard Magazine Contest winning songwriter, performer and chart-topping producer, and finally, award-winning artist manager, publicist, promoter and label president. In just 10 years, MTS Records has released 40+ Top 40 New Music Weekly country chart singles, including FIFTEEN #1s and 8 Top 85 Music Row chart singles. MTS has also promoted 60+ Top 40 itunes chart singles, including 60+ Top 5s and 40+ #1s, AND a Top 5 Billboard Magazine chart hit! Michael has written columns featured in Hypebot, Music Think Tank, and Fair Play Country Music, among others. Michael is a 2020 Hermes Creative Awards Winner and a 2020 dotComm Awards Winner for marketing and communication. Michael has managed and/or promoted artists and events from the United States, UK, Canada, Denmark, Finland, Italy, Australia and Sweden, making MTS a truly international company.