Phone Phobia Coreys by Margie & Art Corey

Broadjam Artist: Margie & Art CoreySong: Phone Phobia CoreysReviewer: Phil BouldryPositive Comments: Alliteration in the title is always a hook, I think. And to have it in the chorus is good. The theme of the lyric is unique and interesting. Who hasn’t…

Margie & Art Corey

Broadjam Artist: Margie & Art Corey
Song: Phone Phobia Coreys

Reviewer: Phil Bouldry

Positive Comments: Alliteration in the title is always a hook, I think. And to have it in the chorus is good. The theme of the lyric is unique and interesting. Who hasn’t gotten a call selling windows or vacations? Haha you should put one in about expiration of car warranty! The saxophones just make this song! The sax instrumental parts elicit visions of film noir scenes of shadowy figures in the night. Cigarette smoking detectives in fedoras on clandestine meetings. The sax trills at the end are great. I wish the bass was a little more “bassy”. But it does drive the song very well. The singer’s voice is unique sounding.

Constructive Comments: There are a couple places in the lyric where it feels like you’re trying to stuff too many syllables into the measure.

Shut Yer Yap by Greg Lambert

Broadjam Artist: Greg LambertSong: Shut Yer YapReviewer: Phil BouldryPositive Comments: The lyric is great! I love the surprise of the chorus. You don’t see it coming. (shut your yap) The instrumentation is all R O C K! The mix is good, with the …

Greg Lambert

Broadjam Artist: Greg Lambert
Song: Shut Yer Yap

Reviewer: Phil Bouldry

Positive Comments: The lyric is great! I love the surprise of the chorus. You don’t see it coming. (shut your yap) The instrumentation is all R O C K! The mix is good, with the vocal out front. I hate it when rock songs bury the vocal under the guitars and bass. The vocalist is very good. I like the little Van Halen squeal.

Constructive Comments: The chord pattern is slightly repetitive, but hey, it’s a hard rock song, right? The surprises are mainly in the lyric. Well played.

Your Love by John van Wicklen

Broadjam Artist: John van WicklenSong: Your LoveReviewer: Phil BouldryPositive Comments: This song has some nice instrumentation. The mix is good between the instruments and the vocal. The vocalist has a great, unique sounding voice and is very well in…

John van Wicklen

Broadjam Artist: John van Wicklen
Song: Your Love

Reviewer: Phil Bouldry

Positive Comments: This song has some nice instrumentation. The mix is good between the instruments and the vocal. The vocalist has a great, unique sounding voice and is very well in tune without any pitchiness. I like the piano and synth parts, and how they come in and go out. There is a nice synth arpeggio that catches my ear. The buildup on the last chorus is good and much needed. Your recording and mixing skills are pretty good.This sounds like a pretty song about a first love.

Constructive Comments: This song is pretty sounding, yes. But it seems to bear the mark of a song written by a new songwriter who hasn’t been writing long. The lyric sounds to be written by someone very young. Someone who, this is their first love and it’s all rainbows and roses. You need to get your heart broken a couple times. This lyric has all been said before exactly like this. It’s not new. One of the challenges of songwriting is to to say “I Love You” in a fresh new way, without saying “I love you”. This lyric is “same old same old”. I’m not trying to be Simon Cowell here, but you need to know this if you want to get better at songwriting. Keep at it. Yu will only get better with each new song.

Bounce House by Kate Carpenter

Broadjam Artist: Kate CarpenterSong: Bounce HouseReviewer: Earl JenkinsPositive Comments: This is a fun song. It’s managed to find the fine balance between being funny for kids, and also having something for the parents in the audience.The vocals are g…

Kate Carpenter

Broadjam Artist: Kate Carpenter
Song: Bounce House

Reviewer: Earl Jenkins

Positive Comments: This is a fun song. It’s managed to find the fine balance between being funny for kids, and also having something for the parents in the audience.The vocals are great — lots of inflection and emphasis, without being over-done. And the singer’s voice is pretty much perfect for this kind of song.I wondered about the piano arrangement at the beginning, until I realized what kind of song this was. Then I just let the rather impressive finger-work carry me along for the ride. Nicely done.Also, you’ve done a great job with the bridge and the final verse. This song tells a story, and teaches about consequences, instead of just repeating the same (wonderfully) silly idea of an old lady wanting to be a kid again in the bounce house.

Constructive Comments: Not much I can really complain about in this song. I’d say the piano work could amp up the interest a little more with some “silent movie”-style dynamics. And the switch to the head voice at the very end is weaker, vocally, than the rest of the song. Maybe go more operatic or church-choir-ish so that it packs more of a punch?Oh, and one more thing: maybe make the scream a little more cartoonish? It’s almost too real. 🙂

Come Clean by Caden

Broadjam Artist: CadenSong: Come CleanReviewer: Ante NovaselicPositive Comments: A very very solid song. A well balanced mix and the overall production is pretty good too. The singers voice fits the vibe of the song very well. Good job on all the perfo…

Caden

Broadjam Artist: Caden
Song: Come Clean

Reviewer: Ante Novaselic

Positive Comments: A very very solid song. A well balanced mix and the overall production is pretty good too. The singers voice fits the vibe of the song very well. Good job on all the performances as well. I really liked the intro with the flipping/dialing into a station effect. Well done!!

Constructive Comments: Nada to add here except for good work and I hope to get to review more songs by this artist/band!

Pop Song by HarryBudini

Broadjam Artist: HarryBudiniSong: Pop SongReviewer: Sam CooperPositive Comments: This would be quite at home in 1968. Clearly, influence from the best band ever, The Beatles, paved the way for this. Maybe Ringo would still cut it? Nice! Constructive…

HarryBudini

Broadjam Artist: HarryBudini
Song: Pop Song

Reviewer: Sam Cooper

Positive Comments: This would be quite at home in 1968. Clearly, influence from the best band ever, The Beatles, paved the way for this. Maybe Ringo would still cut it? Nice!

Constructive Comments: Very enjoyable as is! Thanks!

All of the Above keys only by Nigel Barrett

Broadjam Artist: Nigel BarrettSong: All of the Above keys onlyReviewer: Sam CooperPositive Comments: The melancholy vibe of this song works. Nice use of space and sparseness. It takes patience to not overdue something.Constructive Comments: I like th…

Nigel Barrett

Broadjam Artist: Nigel Barrett
Song: All of the Above keys only

Reviewer: Sam Cooper

Positive Comments: The melancholy vibe of this song works. Nice use of space and sparseness. It takes patience to not overdue something.

Constructive Comments: I like this just as it is. Very tasteful.

Mercy by Greg Lambert

Broadjam Artist: Greg LambertSong: MercyReviewer: Sam CooperPositive Comments: Strong song! Great honest recording. Refreshingly unpretentious production and arrangement. Everything sounds awesome.Constructive Comments: This was a well-done effort. …

Greg Lambert

Broadjam Artist: Greg Lambert
Song: Mercy

Reviewer: Sam Cooper

Positive Comments: Strong song! Great honest recording. Refreshingly unpretentious production and arrangement. Everything sounds awesome.

Constructive Comments: This was a well-done effort. Kudos!