Thursday, May 7, 2015

CD Review: New Crooner Music From Tim Gill And New Pop Melodies From The Pinder Brothers

The multi-talented Tim Gill re-assembled his all-stars for their latest album "Small Batch Bourbon." The album was released back in March and features The Tim Gill All-Stars taking on many famous songs that have become staples of their live shows. The new fifteen-song release takes hold of you right from the beginning with the classic swing of "A Foggy Day" as Gill's vocals look to mirror Sinatra. The band lays down their groove with the funkiness of "Unchain My Heart" and take you to the jazz club scenes of the roaring 20s with their version of "Pennies From Heaven." In between, we get a taste of the other gender with Adryon De Leon's sweet sounding vocals on "L-O-V-E" and "Let's Call The Whole Thing Off," which becomes a duet with Gill. The band has fun on the loose delivery of "I Won't Dance," then sends you back to the early days of big band jazz with the instrumental "Benny's Bugle." Adryon De Leon shows up once again on quick, jazzy swing of "Come Love," before the album closes with the upbeat rhythm of "Hey Good Lookin'." The Tim Gill All-Stars have a regular gig at the Royal Swing Big Band Ball in Disneyland, which runs to October and in between they have booked a few gigs. For a complete list of live dates and for more information on the new album "Small Batch Bourbon," please visit

From California comes the latest album from the songwriting duo of Mike Pinder and Matt Pinder, better known as The Pinder Brothers. Their new album entitled "Melancholy Sea" was released back in April and showcases the duos knack for writing pop lyrics sported by an acoustic country/roots setting. The new eleven-song release begins with "Same Mistake," which hooks you in with its warming harmonies and smooth melodies. The sweet sounds of Michael's vocals in "Pale December" wash over you and put your mind at ease, before the Brothers deliver another pop radio gem with "Talk To You." They strum away the years with the youthful sounds of "Last Days Of Summer" and "Here We Go," before finishing the album with the soft touch of "Summer Moon," which has a promising feel to their songwriting. To find out more about The Pinder Brothers and the latest release Melancholy Sea," please visit

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