Something Inside Of Me by Steve Dafoe – Songwriter

Steve Dafoe - Songwriter

Broadjam Artist: Steve Dafoe – Songwriter
Song: Something Inside Of Me

Reviewer: Jeff Roberts

Positive Comments: Great intro that calls both Tom Petty’s Free Fallin’ and Allmans’ Melissa to mind–then you bring vocals in right on cue. Clean and powerful vocals that are given lots of space and hold up to the challenge! Incredibly pleasing vocal timbre and a very convincing emotional performance. This kinda song could help a lot of guys get married if it were playing in the truck. This is one of the best voices out there. Great bridge that really lifts.

Constructive Comments: beautiful eye–heyes I’d recommend not making two syllables out of ‘eyes’ I think it’s awkward and weak. Great as is but I’d love to hear what it’d sound like with a chord walk up on “then I saw you” I think that would kill. “It’s just something…inside of me” is good but not great, when you really want great at that moment.I’m not a hitmaker in Nashville but I’d really like to work on the lyrics/phrasing and chord structure with you to see if I could make this better.It’s freakin’ awesome regardless. Nice work!

Strange Fruit (Smooth Jazz) by Bill Dake

Bill Dake

Broadjam Artist: Bill Dake
Song: Strange Fruit (Smooth Jazz)

Reviewer: Brenda Craven

Positive Comments: OK…the intro reminded me of Charlie Brown. Loved the piano and bass line on this. Wonderful jazz piece. Kudos to you and your musicians. I also loved your descriptive comparisons you used in your lyrics. Great job on this!

Constructive Comments: No critique.

The Wonder Of Autum by Uncle Spider & The Electric Dirt Clods

Uncle Spider & The Electric Dirt Clods

Broadjam Artist: Uncle Spider & The Electric Dirt Clods
Song: The Wonder Of Autum

Reviewer: Brenda Craven

Positive Comments: I love this piece. Very relaxed feel to this song. Great instrumental choices and the bass on this is spot on. Nice mix and production. All around great song.

Constructive Comments: Since this song is rather short, I’m assuming this is for ad submissions. I would love to hear what you could do with as a full length piece.

Separate Roads by Billy Pilgrim

Billy Pilgrim

Broadjam Artist: Billy Pilgrim
Song: Separate Roads

Reviewer: Brenda Craven

Positive Comments: Nothing like the sound of a Rhodes. Everything here is outstanding. You have done a terrific job on this song. Great piece, Great composition. I was waiting for a key change and a very noticeable break in the song and you certainly did not disappoint. Bravo!

Constructive Comments: No critique.

Zimbabwe by Nigel Barrett

Nigel Barrett

Broadjam Artist: Nigel Barrett
Song: Zimbabwe


Positive Comments: * Sequenced synth intro starts tune nicely* Lead vocal has unique & memorable quality * Instrumentation/arrangement is full and lush * Drums/rhythm track keeps a good groove tight bass!* Tasty key modulations and instrumental hooks * Great closing piece for a TV/Movie/Documentary

Constructive Comments: + could add a couple guitar parts just for variation+ as song develops idea of conflict/despair, can this be represented with a tempo/rhythm/feel change (1/2 X break)?+ swirling keys are ethereal, put them at key parts so they don’t become blase+ add “ethnic/regional” sounds if available

Hana II by Marc S. Pate

Marc S. Pate

Broadjam Artist: Marc S. Pate
Song: Hana II

Reviewer: Brenda Craven

Positive Comments: This reminds me of something from George Benson…smooth, grooving, and moving. Very impressive! Production and mix on this is PRO all the way. I loved listening to this groove. Trust me… This will be added to my faves playlist. Simply outstanding.

Constructive Comments: I was looking for more of a change-up in the song somewhere. But it’s great as it stands.

FOREVER ISN’T SOMETHING I CAN DO by Patti and Beau Burt, Kim Kelley

Patti and Beau Burt, Kim Kelley

Broadjam Artist: Patti and Beau Burt, Kim Kelley


Positive Comments: * Sweet vocal harmonies* This could be a great country classic* Universal message… good feeling* Nice lyrics and guitar solos

Constructive Comments: + recording appeared to be unclear+ song could have a slide guitar in this genre+ intro didn’t set me up for a country love song+ I don’t listen to alot of country, but this fits this genre for me

The Second Hand (2014 Remix) by Jeff Roberts

Jeff Roberts

Broadjam Artist: Jeff Roberts
Song: The Second Hand (2014 Remix)

Reviewer: Margie & Art Corey, S. & Al Corey

Positive Comments: This is really GREAT MUSIC!!!! Love the feel and the style of this composition……very unusual/unique, very one of a kind!! I am a huge fan at this point in time!!! Sounds like Crosby,Stills,Nash & Young, with a touch of YES. Love the vocalist…..WOWZA!! This tune should be on everyone’s playlist…………

Constructive Comments: There is nothing to add to this review……….this is just flat out KILLER!! Great job BOYS!!! Can’t wait to find out who this group is????