Broadjam Artist: Mitch Siegal
Song: Zero Gravity
Reviewer: Jeff Roberts
Positive Comments: Just listened to this tune by Mitch the other day and already gave it five stars!! Great melancholy mood from the get go with the minor 7 > dom9 almost Bossa Nova chord changes. Vocals have a bit of a Sting vibe. The first lifting chords in the chorus are a super change up. LOVE the first guitar break–that’s so tasty I can’t stand it–the solo, tone, changes and mood. Those backup vocals aren’t obvious on the first listen, and damn they are cool. Outstanding work Mitch!
Constructive Comments: I’d like to year your voice in a last raspy, strained take. We know you can sing so well so this is just a question of desired approach. The Sting reference kinda says it–I don’t like Sting (lol). I’d like to hear you do this with a smoother more detached vocal–it would be a slight change, what you have is really really good as is. What about doing the chords on a nylon string for a smooth slinky feel. Check out Luisa Maita for an example (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DlwcTs35Z1k). And listen to some of her studio work–she and band are fantastic, and this song has just the vibe that I can hear yours with: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I5E9doyHXWs Your song could have this deep melancholy and mystery.
Broadjam Artist: Shao Suan LOW
Song: “Morning Blues” for Violin & Piano
Reviewer: Marc S. Pate
Positive Comments: Amazing musicianship, very nice! I’m guessing a serious music background.
Constructive Comments: I have nothing here, you obviously are at the top of your game. Keep up the great work!
Broadjam Artist: Paul Messina
Song: Sailing the Caribbean
Reviewer: Randal Dunkle
Positive Comments: Very nice sound – I especially like the piano runs, really has a very staccato sound, I also like the sax – very cool!
Constructive Comments: Not a lot of negatives – very professional sounding tune, I think the saxophone may take over this a piece a little too much even though it sounds fantastic! Instead of a flat top guitar – I would like to hear a little more of an edge with a lead electric guitar – best wishes and may God bless!
Broadjam Artist: Janet Murphy
Song: Out of Step
Reviewer: Marc S. Pate
Positive Comments: First thing that came to mind was Gary Moore, nicely done! Great musicianship up and down on this one. Love the harmonies.
Constructive Comments: I have nothing here, you’ve done a wonderful job and are obviously well seasoned musicians. Keep it up!
Broadjam Artist: Vicki Lee
Song: Earth to Angel
Reviewer: CAEDMON’S DREAM
Positive Comments: * unique lead vocals* song has memorable chorus/hook* lyrics have a strong universal message * simple instrumentation & nice chord changes* could be a movie “message” piece
Constructive Comments: + production is clear but mono track stereo sound-field can help each instrument stand out+ doubled vocals loses clarity in lyric at times+ chorus vocal is strong: but a unique instrumental part or lead-line to go along with chorus would help it stand apart from rest of the song
Broadjam Artist: Uncle Spider & The Electric Dirt Clods
Song: Scootin Boots / Country
Reviewer: Randal Dunkle
Positive Comments: Very cool sounding rhythm guitar and drums – sounds a little like Buffalo Springfield.
Constructive Comments: Very good beat – I would like to hear a lead guitar and bass guitar added to this piece however, you do have a very unique sound – best wishes!
Broadjam Artist: Marc S. Pate
Song: Just Another Day
Reviewer: Patrick E. Muth
Positive Comments: i like the combination of instruments. the voice sounds nice with the tone used. great start and come in. nice job on that.
Constructive Comments: I think a better mix would suit this. you have some good horses here, worth a little more feed. not that it will do well as it is. the voice is close enough to pass, but Melo-dyne used at about 75% would make this smash in my opinion.Am I ever satisfied? No. No. No. It’s what music teacher do, it’s what my two piano teacher Aunts did to me. They refused to give you a perfect score. I hated them for it then, but now I realize that they loved me so much they wanted me to be perfect–for real. Straight Ahead Brother! catnip pat
Broadjam Artist: CaiNo
Reviewer: Tyson the Young Gunna
Positive Comments: great mix, quality lyrics. Positive message and insightful premise to the song. clean vocals and beat was hitting.
Constructive Comments: Overall I liked the track. the only thing to me that needs improvement is the tone in the hook. for the type of message you are conveying a little more feeling (aggressiveness) should have been put into the chorus. that would have changed the tone to get your point across more. but hey maybe you wanted to have the entire song to just flow, but to me go a little harder on the chorus.
Broadjam Artist: Warren Hein
Song: This Song Has No Hook (instr)
Reviewer: Randy Calligan
Positive Comments: This was one of the more interesting pieces I’ve heard for quite a while. It was very strange and really sounded like several different genres all mixed into the same song. However it was fairly easy to imagine it being in certain movies that require that kind of unusual passage. It was kind of cool
Constructive Comments: I would’ve gotten things a little tighter with the click track the drums were a little bit off from the be at times. Although that may have contributed to its unusual sound
Broadjam Artist: The Trouts
Song: Don’t Forget
Reviewer: Osea Codega
Positive Comments: I like the original voice and style of singing. Good arrangements. Really an original work.
Constructive Comments: Very original work