Archive for the ‘Acoustic’ Category

Renegade Raider Reviews is now the ripe old age of one, and in that time I have had the pleasure of listening to and reviewing a host of tracks and demos. Most are very good, but it is not often that I am compelled to hit the repeat button and gasp in shock that the track hasn’t rocketed the charts. Late summer, I was sent through a track from Shawn James who has recently released his debut album Shadows. He described his work as a ‘mix of haunting Folk & hard-hitting soulful Blues’ and I was immediately sold. The first track entitled ‘Midnight Dove’ is simply stunning. The combination of the violin, the acoustic guitar and effortless yet powerful  and emotive vocals produces a harmony of sounds heard so rarely in contemporary commercial music; and it is this that makes this track one of the diamonds amongst the rough, and utterly worthy of recognition.  Midnight Dove is just one of a number of dynamic ballads featured on the album. I would highly recommend any fan of  ‘haunting, soulful folk with orchestrated layers, foot stompin’, loud, raw, rootsy blues, and feel-good soul music with good groove’ to check out his debut album as you will not be disappointed. 

The debut album is out now and available to purchase from iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/shadows/id553858269

Alternatively, follow link for artist biography, music, pictures and contact information.  

http://www.shawnjamesmusic.com/fr_home.cfm 

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After missing his gigs at countless festivals this year, Maverick Sabre shall evade me no more. The last on my list of must see artists [except from the mighty Michel Buble], I have just purchased tickets to see Maverick Sabre at 02 Academy Brixton, and I am extremely excited. Adding to what is set to be an incredible evening of musical talent, Ms Dynamite, Daley, and Rudimental are also supporting. Review pending…

Tickets are still available: http://www.o2academybrixton.co.uk/event/40263/maverick-sabre-tickets 

 

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