Tuesday, March 18, 2014

CD Review: Amy Lynn & The Gunshow Display Glitz And "Glitter" On Debut Album

Meriden, CT native Amy Lynn has worked hard at becoming the performer she is today. Working her way through Broadway, she released her first solo EP in 2008 almost without notice. Then in 2009, Amy Lynn teamed up with future husband Alex Hamlin to create Amy Lynn & The Gunshow. They released their critically acclaimed EP "Clearly" in 2012 (review: http://jpsmusicblog.blogspot.com/2012/10/cd-review-amy-lynn-gun-show-are-clearly.html) and are preparing to release their full-length debut album "Don't Trip On The Glitter" on April 29th though Chipsnip Records.

The nine-song album begins with the first single, a cover of the Shangri-Las' "Remember (Walking In The Sand)." Right from the first note she sings, you instantly notice that Amy Lynn's voice is as smooth and powerful as any of today's top female performers. The jazziness that The Gunshow adds to the song makes it feel like an original. To show that they are no "one-trick-pony," the rest of the album solidifies them a one of the new bands to watch in 2014. They show their power on the title-song "Don't Trip On The Glitter" and lay their hearts on the line in the ballad of "West Village Blues." They also have a vintage feel with "Last Call" and have breakthrough single written all over "Dirty Mouth" as you can't help but feel the song's sultry groove. The album closes with the up-tempo, classic sound of "When I Meet You Someday," which could easily be a part of Bruno Mars' repertoire.

Following the release of the new album, Amy Lynn & The Gunshow have a handful of live dates on their schedule, including stops in New York, Boston, Bridgeport and Cape Cod. They will also be appearing, for the first time, at this year's Meriden Daffodil Festival in April. To find out more about their new album, "Don't Trip On The Glitter," please visit www.amylynnandthegunshow.com/.

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