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Miss Velvet and The Blue Wolf - Super Bon Bon single review

Words Were Written by Anselm Anderson

Miss Velvet and The Blue Wolf are a Funk/soul combo that hail from New York. They are lead by the charismatic vocals of Miss Velvet, who is joined by Producer Constance Hauman on Keyboards, Nick Carbone on Drums,  Henry Ott on Guitars, Trevor Neuman on Trumpet, and Trombonists Dan Levine and TJ Robinson.

The bland are an eclectic variation of rock, soul, jazz and funk that count 70's funk pioneers Parliament/ Funkadelic, as influencers, whom they have spent the past two years touring with.  The band recently released " Feed The Wolf, A follow up to debut album " Bad Get Some". An album that notably features George Clinton of the aforementioned funksters. This release was recorded in Ireland, and was published via Isotopia Records.

This review will be looking at the latest single to come from that album " Super Bon Bon", which displays the incendiary delivery of Miss Velvet alongside her fiery blues/jazz band combo The B…

Allan James- Our dreams

Words were written by Anselm Anderson for Rambling Man's Reviews

Allan James is a much-accomplished singer-songwriter, based in Northern Virginia, USA

James is a self-taught musician, who began playing guitar and singing songs aged 8 and by the time he reached his early teens, James had started to record and perform his original music for school, dances, and charities.

James returned to the US following a successful stint as host of his own guitar TV show in Iceland, whilst living over there. Allan James achieved critical acclaim following the release of his debut single on local radio stations, as well as releasing  6 albums to date. James has always been at the forefront of utilizing technologies and using the internet to build a fanbase.  He now returns with " Our Dreams", the latest single off his forthcoming new album. A beautifully structured track that captures the soul with its succinct guitar play and poetic lyrics. The track conjures feelings of serenity and calmness

" Our Dreams" begins with a reverb-soaked guitar riff that resonates like waves crashing against rocks. The opening sequence combines rich textures to evoke a sense of inner peace, which sets up the track nicely. James' voice reminds me of a younger David Gilmour ; tranquil and engaging. His lyrics interlope with an emotive message I feel is about moving on. The addition of the harmonica replicates an ode to this.

Allan James writes and produces a track that is everything the title says. A powerful and endearing track that will leave you drifting away with him

Allan James' new album is due out in the summer of 2019 Click Here to listen to " Our Dreams"

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