Category Album Reviews

Album Review: SONGS FROM THE STAGE by Leading Ladies

With its rich sound, lush arrangements and full orchestral backing, SONGS FROM THE STAGE by Leading Ladies is a musical treat like no other

When Amber Riley, Beverley Knight and Cassidy Janson first announced they were collaborating on a new studio album, the theatre world went into a frenzy. The celebrated queens of musical theatre are more than capable of releasing a killer album in their own right but join them together and you have a musical treat like no other.

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Album Review: WINTER WONDERLAND by Sarah Darling

Sarah Darling WINTER WONDERLAND Album Artwork

Sarah Darling brings a country twist to festive classics with WINTER WONDERLAND

With just six weeks left until Christmas, US country music singer Sarah Darling is getting into the Christmas spirit with the release of her new album WINTER WONDERLAND.

Heralded as one of country music’s breakout performers, Darling first shot to fame in 2003 when she appeared as a top-three finalist on reality television show THE ENTERTAINER...

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Album Review: FROM THE HEART by James Meunier

FROM THE HEART Album Artwork by James Meunier

Musical theatre star James Meunier makes his mark with FROM THE HEART

From leading ladies Beverley Knight, Amber Riley and Cassidy Jansen, to fan favourites Alfie Boe and Michael Ball, theatre fans are spoilt for choice when it comes to recordings by their favourite West End stars. In addition to traditional cast recordings, many West End performers have chosen to release albums under their own name with SUNSET BOULEVARD’s James Meunier now joining the pack.

Currently appearing in the UK t...

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Album Review: GRAVITY by Matt Bianco

GRAVITY by Matt Bianco Album

Classy, cool and sophisticated, GRAVITY encapsulates the stylistic essence of Matt Bianco

British jazz band Matt Bianco have had their fair share of ups and downs. After a run of UK chart singles between 1984 and 1989 including HALF A MINUTE, GET OUT OF YOUR LAZY BED, DON’T BLAME IT ON THAT GIRL / WAP-BAM-BOOGIE and YEH YEH, the group was struck by tragedy in December 2016 when their co-leader and keyboard player Mark Fisher died aged just 57...

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POCKETFUL OF STONES by Hue and Cry Album Review

Pocketful of Stones by Hue and Cry Album Artwork

Despite its deeply affecting lyrics, POCKETFUL OF STONES tends to blend into one long journey

Following the success of the reimagined REMOTE: MAJOR TO MINOR (2014), platinum-selling duo Hue and Cry release their new studio album POCKETFUL OF STONES.

Formed by brothers Patrick and Gregory Kane, Hue and Cry are a soul/jazz/pop duo who first burst onto the UK music scene in the late 1980’s...

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Album Review: Albert Hammond – IN SYMPHONY

Albert Hammond IN SYMPHONY

Albert Hammond re-records hits from his core back catalogue with IN SYMPHONY 

After more than five decades in the music industry, you’d think that Albert Hammond would be tempted to hang up his guitar and take it easy but the legendary singer-songwriter is showing no signs of slowing down. At 72, Hammond is still writing and performing material, re-scoring some of his biggest hits for his new album IN SYMPHONY.

For those who don’t recongise the name, Hammond is a London born, Gibraltarian ...

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Album Review: Jarrod Dickenson – READY THE HORSES

Jarrod Dickenson READY THE HORSES

With its warm sound and well-written tracks, READY THE HORSES is a worthy follow-up to the groundbreaking THE LONESOME TRAVELER

Following the critically acclaimed THE LONESOME TRAVELER, American singer-songwriter Jarrod Dickenson finally releases his highly anticipated new album READY THE HORSES on 10 March.

Dickenson’s first exposure to UK audiences came in 2013 when he supported David Ford for 15 UK tour dates...

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Album Review: Sarah Darling – DREAM COUNTRY

Sarah Darling DREAM COUNTRY

DREAM COUNTRY marks Sarah Darling most sophisticated and honest music to date

Following a sold out tour in the UK and Ireland, American country music singer and songwriter Sarah Darling releases her debut UK album DREAM COUNTRY, her first full-length transatlantic and independent release.

For those who haven’t heard of the Nashville based singer-songwriter, Darling first shot to fame in the US in 2003 when she appeared as a top-three finalist on E! Entertainment Television’s reality show THE EN...

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Music Review: Tumbler – COME TO THE EDGE

Tumbler - Come to the Edge

With its poetic lyrics, catchy guitar riffs and solid vocals, COME TO THE EDGE is arguably Tumbler’s best album to date

Following their widely acclaimed debut album YOU SAID, British alternative rock/folk band Tumbler return with COME TO THE EDGE, their second full-length album in just two years.

Described as “The Cure meets Soul Asylum with a side of Dylan” by Review Fix, Tumbler is a British alternative rock/folk band from Epsom, England...

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Music Review: The NaveBlues – THANK YOU

Thank You by The NaveBlues

The NaveBlues bring their unqiue sound to Led Zeppelin’s THANK YOU

Following the release of THE GHOST COLLECTOR and SEXY KISS earlier this year, Norwegian rock/blues group The NaveBlues release the third single from their self-titled album, THANK YOU.

Described as an “oasis” for the musical-masses, The NaveBlues are an indie rock/blues band from Bergen in Norway...

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