There Goes My Baby / Rock & Roll by Uncle Spider & The Electric Dirt Clods

Uncle Spider & The Electric Dirt Clods

Broadjam Artist: Uncle Spider & The Electric Dirt Clods
Song: There Goes My Baby / Rock & Roll

Reviewer: Drew Hale

Positive Comments: I like the general feel of this piece, some nice chord voicings and melodic choices. I like the overall tempo, and the idea of the piece. I think it has some potential for at least a beginning to be built upon. Clear and clean guitar tone. Enjoyed the melodic movement in the guitars, creating some nice dissonance in spots.

Constructive Comments: I don’t really know where to begin here constructively. This really just feels like a recording you laid down so you wouldn’t forget the melody. There isn’t much craft to it. The guitars battle each other sonically, both in eq and in timbre. The time in the right hand of both guitar lines needs to be cleaned up dramatically. I could hear glimpses of a melody, but it got buried in the layers of mid-range clean guitar. And the arrangement didn’t really seem to go anywhere, it just felt like it repeated many times the same lines and chords. I’m not sure this one is anywhere near ready for the market. I can hear some potential here, but it needs some love and intentional crafting.

Born To Dance by Keith Taylor

Keith Taylor

Broadjam Artist: Keith Taylor
Song: Born To Dance

Reviewer: Jeff Maguire

Positive Comments: Well performed and written lyrics with string hook in an established style and genre.

Constructive Comments: Good part is that the lyrics are well written in terms of the flow meter, rhymes, and the hook itself is string. Criticism would be that the subject matter is pretty well worn over so it’s going to be hard to compete with what is already there without any surprises or twists. Recording is good demo quality but there is a spot where the volume of a backing counter lines just pops out at me as too loud and the guitars sound a little flat.

The Essence of Now (Cello & Strings) by The Pursuit from the Original Wilson Mower Pursuit Detroit

The Pursuit from the Original Wilson Mower Pursuit Detroit

Broadjam Artist: The Pursuit from the Original Wilson Mower Pursuit Detroit
Song: The Essence of Now (Cello & Strings)

Reviewer: Lisa Vivienne

Positive Comments: What a wonderful melody! The vocalist also has a unique and lovely voice with lyrics that are well suited and artistically executed! Well done!

Constructive Comments: I would like to hear the vocals more pronounced as the vocalist has a lovely unique sounding voice. Otherwise good job on this song!

Adaline by Joseph Cirello

Joseph Cirello

Broadjam Artist: Joseph Cirello
Song: Adaline

Reviewer: Lisa Vivienne

Positive Comments: Lovely smooth flowing song! Great message and emotion ! The vocalist has great pitch and a great voice that deliver the well thought out lyrics beautifully!

Constructive Comments: I would not hear the hook “Adeleine” until the very last line, perhaps bring that out a little more, otherwise this is a lovely lovely song! Well done!

Hommage Edith Piaf by James Neilson Graham

James Neilson Graham

Broadjam Artist: James Neilson Graham
Song: Hommage Edith Piaf

Reviewer: Lisa Vivienne

Positive Comments: Lovely piano work and good mixture of English and French lyrics! Nice touch!

Constructive Comments: Vocals were a little off pitch.Love the concept of the french and english mix, wish I could understand what is being said, unless the english mix is the translation…good job if so! The song has potential and I can see it in a French Romantic Film. Well done!

Looking For Jesus by Randal Dunkle

Randal Dunkle

Broadjam Artist: Randal Dunkle
Song: Looking For Jesus

Reviewer: Lisa Vivienne

Positive Comments: Lovely piano work here, reflecting emotional sensitivity. Good Job!

Constructive Comments: I was not able to hear some of the lyrics due to vocal diction. I also found that the song lacked a bit of direction if you compare it to the “norm” however I feel that creativity does not have to conform to the “norm” and I felt that it expressed the honesty of your heart in longing for the coming of Christ and that is what art is made of! Well done!

Can Anyone See by Jeff Ashbaker

Jeff Ashbaker

Broadjam Artist: Jeff Ashbaker
Song: Can Anyone See

Reviewer: Randal Dunkle

Positive Comments: I love the sound of the vocals and the sound of the drums and the bass guitar as they interact together, I also think the lead guitar has a good sound. Sounds a little like Charlie Pride.

Constructive Comments: I think this is a good Country Song however, I think the hook is just a little too weak. The vocals are great and help pull the song along though – best wishes!

Tantalus Hours by HarryBudini

HarryBudini

Broadjam Artist: HarryBudini
Song: Tantalus Hours

Reviewer: Randal Dunkle

Positive Comments: I like the sound of the keyboards and the driving bass guitar – I also like the rhythm guitar.

Constructive Comments: First off I think the vocals are recorded a bit too hot and I would give the song at least 10 seconds before I start the vocals, the vocals are rough and a little out of pitch in places – best wishes!

Just Move It by Keith Burgess

Keith Burgess

Broadjam Artist: Keith Burgess
Song: Just Move It

Reviewer: Randal Dunkle

Positive Comments: I love the beat and the clapping sounds, I also like the thunder sounds and the other special effects.

Constructive Comments: I like the song but it still needs something – I think it needs a musical bridge to break things up a bit – right about one minute in the song I would put in a bass guitar and maybe a few shouts of joy sprinkled in – best wishes!