Movie Theme 2 by Randy Calligan

Randy Calligan

Broadjam Artist: Randy Calligan
Song: Movie Theme 2

Reviewer: Laura Adamowsky

Positive Comments: Simply beautiful song. No need for lyrics here as the emotion comes through clearly. I can easily hear this in a soundtrack at a pivotal moment in a film. I truly enjoyed this opportunity and hope to hear more of your music.

Constructive Comments: I have nothing negative whatsoever to state here, only that I loved listening to the music very much but makes me curious to know what lyrics may have been a complement to this song?

Sold On Down The River / Country-Americana by Uncle Spider & The Electric Dirt Clods

Uncle Spider & The Electric Dirt Clods

Broadjam Artist: Uncle Spider & The Electric Dirt Clods
Song: Sold On Down The River / Country-Americana

Reviewer: FRED GROSS

Positive Comments: Just a little ditty. Not sure of the tone on the guitar, is it synthesized? Transistor radio comes to mind. Decent playing tho!

Constructive Comments: Track is a little short in length to be considered for a whole song, however not a bad length perhaps for a tv synch of some sort (commercial) maybe.

A Western Way Of Thinking by Trinity


Broadjam Artist: Trinity
Song: A Western Way Of Thinking

Reviewer: FRED GROSS

Positive Comments: I like the overall feel of banjo rhythm. Guitar is off in a few spots though. Definitely some sour notes in there. The track is recorded nice and clear, but the levels are not right. Can’t hear a solid bass track in there.

Constructive Comments: Recording volume needs to come up a lot. Drums jump out at ya when they start. Guitar and drums don’t feel like they are playing the same song as the banjo. Just out of synch. Sounds like a “jam” to me, using the banjo loop as your backbone. not a well structured song.

Good, Good, Golly, Gosh, Darn by Jeff Ashbaker

Jeff Ashbaker

Broadjam Artist: Jeff Ashbaker
Song: Good, Good, Golly, Gosh, Darn

Reviewer: FRED GROSS

Positive Comments: Very good commercial potential here, possibly a film placement for sure. I can hear this in a movie sequence, a tv track or even a commercial. Overall quality was excellent. Recording nice a clear, tones were right on, vocals perfect, and instrumentation awesome. Keep it comin!!

Constructive Comments: Nothing to add here. It was great just the way it is, imoGOod Work!!

Tenderly by Nigel Barrett

Nigel Barrett

Broadjam Artist: Nigel Barrett
Song: Tenderly

Reviewer: Dave Haddad (CenterPeace)

Positive Comments: Reminds me of a David Foster type arrangement. Takes some genuine talent to ever have that association. I feel the passion in this track. The performances are real, I can hear the attention to detail in the bass lines, tom fills, string lines and vocal performance. I LOVE THAT. TY Love the ending too… teh guitar reverb and echo is awesome, reminds me of Toto, Journey or Pink Floyd!!

Constructive Comments: Vocal intonation issues throughout. Also vocal could use a little more reverb and eq. I would brighten it up slightly. Also many words pop out then about midway (2:35) the vocal jumps out super loud and dry. I know we are all limited to our situations but a full live band doing this ‘Rock Ballad’ justice works in my book. recording sounds ‘old’.. late 90s? Early 2000. My only problem was the vocal, mostly production. It stuck out so bad that it distracts from the song. I was loving the backing tracks though… I the little touches, the keyboard break around 3:30, just so classic rock, my roots.

The Ride Home by Uncle Spider & The Electric Dirt Clods

Uncle Spider & The Electric Dirt Clods

Broadjam Artist: Uncle Spider & The Electric Dirt Clods
Song: The Ride Home

Reviewer: Dave Haddad (CenterPeace)

Positive Comments: Right away I like the song, the intro says it all. Then it only gets better. Tasty parts, love the fretless bass. Very nice chord progression, feels happy and exhilarating. I feel a little Bruce Hornsby with the drum machine and electric grand. I like the simple but very effective parts the song hits you with melody right away. Let me know you’re a good composer. Super fun song!!

Constructive Comments: The drum programming is a little chessy. then there’s that little ‘hiccup’ around 1:06, too bad you couldn’t copy another bar right there. This doesn’t sound like analog? The syth that pans from one side to the other I think was a bit too loud in the mix. Otherwise the string parts you have are placed well in the mix. My only real complaints or criticisms are production. Of course you are limited to instruments and musicians who are available and/or affordable so I do understand. This song could be so much better if you had live musicians work out parts and then track it for you live or 1 at a time. Wow I can only imagine how great it could be. Listen to some of my songs and let me know if you like the rhythmic production, perhaps I could do some live drum tracks for you. Good luck!

A Natural Regression by Trinity


Broadjam Artist: Trinity
Song: A Natural Regression

Reviewer: Dave Haddad (CenterPeace)

Positive Comments: Quite a large production. I love the recorded instruments. The guitar playing is very pleasant, relaxing and has my mind wondering. Obvious ‘Hawaiian” feel with the slide guitar and chill beach vibe.

Constructive Comments: The ‘hand drum’ loop does not match the feel of the song at all, the swing is different from the recorded instruments. The tempo is forced, it’s way too loud and makes it impossible for me to listen to other elements of the song. But I really dig the tracks behind those loud loops. I really apologize for the low numbers, I just don’t see any other way I can honestly rate this. The song was nice behind those two loops that you used, something high pitched on the downbeats and the hand drum thing overpowered the mix, smothered the song with unnecessary elements. For me it would have been way better without any of the rhythmic parts.

I JUST WANT TO BE HAPPY(feat Julia Schmidt) by Earl.C.Webb


Broadjam Artist: Earl.C.Webb
Song: I JUST WANT TO BE HAPPY(feat Julia Schmidt)

Reviewer: Charlie Shock

Positive Comments: I absolutely love EVERYTHING about this song!!! The lead vocals fit the song perfectly, in addition to the instrumentation which is very complimentary to the song as well. The production is also well suited and I think the song is EXCELLENT ALL AROUND!!! It’s very rare when i give a song a perfect score but this one completely deserves it!!!

Constructive Comments: I almost hear this as a Country/pop song (ie Dixie Chicks), however- no matter what category its in- I LOVE IT! Very best wishes for much success!!!- (Charlie Shock)