The Lucky Ones by Floyd Kelly

Floyd Kelly

Broadjam Artist: Floyd Kelly
Song: The Lucky Ones

Reviewer: The Song Writers

Positive Comments: Great job on a magic sound ride….this is very entertaining to listen to a very positive soundtrack. Very motivational in the form of informational and educational, Snice……

Constructive Comments: This soundtrack lasted through a whole listen which in our book is a winner…. Keep up the classy work.

Into Thin Air by FRED GROSS

FRED GROSS

Broadjam Artist: FRED GROSS
Song: Into Thin Air

Reviewer: J Edna Mae Thomas

Positive Comments: The opening has a motivational vibe / hook with the guitars – great. I like the solo acoustic guitar – it has a well performed, interesting high hook and is a great contrast to the original opening guitar. The drums throughout are very interesting – well done. When the piece picks up with the semiquaver guitar figure the rhythms in the while piece take on an interesting new vibe. Overall it has a great motivational feel and the various guitars and rhythms introduced are very effective. Great job! A clever, neat piece of work!

Constructive Comments: Very difficult to suggest anything here as I thought this was a clever, neat piece of music that was very musically executed. The instrumentation was well thought out – giving each part an interesting role. As the piece was building, I could imagine a higher acoustic figure, like a leading note, helping it to build. But just a minor idea – you did a great job!

Jeanie by Randal Dunkle

Randal Dunkle

Broadjam Artist: Randal Dunkle
Song: Jeanie

Reviewer: Peter Toussaint

Positive Comments: This so reminds me of Tom Petty, both in the song as in the voice. I like the intensity of both the vocals and the guitar sound is very honest. The hook works, you play the song twice and it sits in your head. I like the song and if it wasn’t for the drum-disconnect it would have been a great one.

Constructive Comments: I am so very sorry but there seems to be an almost complete disconnect between the drummer and the rest of the band in this song. No idea what happened there but I’m sure something went wrong here. Would love to hear the story behind that…

Paris Music Box (Instrumental – from “Earthways”) by Chet Nichols

Chet Nichols

Broadjam Artist: Chet Nichols
Song: Paris Music Box (Instrumental – from “Earthways”)

Reviewer: J Edna Mae Thomas

Positive Comments: Lovely chord structure – nice repeated 8 bar ostinato in first section. Good contrast with second section – lovely sequence bringing with it some new and interesting chord sequences. Good development on return to section A’s 8 bar ostinato. Interesting development of melody on keyboard when sections return. lovely middle section – nice contrast to other sections – and the high piano with it’s descending semi-tonal chord structure is very effective. The keyboard does a nice job of holding the piece together with simple and captivating melodic hooks. Well done!

Constructive Comments: A good job all round. Very difficult to make any suggestions, but if I was going to suggest something, I might take a look at the texture of the piece, and not have the drums playing all the way through on the same loop. Either maybe drop out the drum loop completely, or slightly adapt the existing rhythmic loop. Possibly think of the drums as a potentially solo instrument to be developed in the same way that you do with the keyboard – but subtly.