Elemental music and lyrics by Elaine Samuels
Kindred Spirit Band
All Hallows Church, Twickenham - 22 October 2019
by markaspen on 13 October 2019
A Pure Joy to Hear
music and lyrics by Elaine Samuels
Kindred Spirit, recording to be released on 2nd November
Review by Larry Richmond
Well, hello readers. I’d best put my glass of champagne down to tell you about a most interesting new record album that I have just heard.
The album, to be released on compact disc (CD) at a special launch gig at All Hallows, Twickenham, on Saturday 2nd November, is called Elemental and is from the Kindred Spirit Band. It has various musical elements to it. A combination of folk, with touches of Irish folk, jigs, reels and a touch of sea shanty, plus blues and light rock.
he musicians are excellent. The lead vocalist has a very pleasant voice. Overall I found it a most enjoyable listen. The album is well produced, with the front cover and all the album art designed and produced by the versatile Elaine Samuels, who writes both music and lyrics and is the leading light of this group.
Mention must be made of the individual performers, starting of course with the vocalist and guitarist Elaine Samuels, whom I believe wrote all the original new songs, has a most charming voice, hauntingly relaxing in her delivery. She has an immense talent and a pure joy to hear.
Martin Ash on violin and viola, plus Catherine Cooper on flute and saxophone both have a classical feel that is delightful. Les Binks on drums and percussion is equally perfect.
Mike Hislop and Aleem Saleh share the bass guitar credits and provide good bass support throughout, while Steve Hutchinson provides backing vocals. for full review:http://markaspen.com/2019/10/13/elemental/
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