The Night Train (Instrumental V2 – from “Red Mesa Sunset”) by Chet Nichols

Chet Nichols

Broadjam Artist: Chet Nichols
Song: The Night Train (Instrumental V2 – from “Red Mesa Sunset”)

Reviewer: Martie Echito

Positive Comments: Nicely done! Interesting combination of sounds and patterns. Like the chord changes and bringing instruments in and out at different sections. Great song for listening on a drive along the California coast…..miles and miles of ocean, blue sky, and positive energy. Nice job!

Constructive Comments: My thoughts are this: the piano sound is a full dynamic even at the softer touch passages. The part is played with dynamics, but the piano tone is bright, percussive, and “in your face” throughout. The instruments are good sounds, and well played….but very sequenced / midi sounding. That’s not a bad thing, but adding something organic to the mix might give it more of an earthy feel. Not major issues….just sharing what I hear. Hopefully, this will make sense to you, and not offend.

Clue by Richard Walker

Richard Walker

Broadjam Artist: Richard Walker
Song: Clue

Reviewer: Jeff Roberts

Positive Comments: Sweeing classical piano arpeggios and a very nice baritone voice that sounds a lot like Nick Drake! I actually heard this before and know it’s Richard. The lyrics are strong and profound. This is a really wonderful vocal performance with great timbre and a compelling sense of urgency and conviction.

Constructive Comments: My first suggestion the other day was “think Seal”. I would stick by that. I would really like to hear this with a grooving Pop beat and more pep, less ballad. If you stayed in this vein the piano sound is just a tad too midi and missing acoustic richness of a room and natural harmonics from strings being hit in the air. The sections are a bit pasted together feeling at the moment–it may be that you’re going into the bridge too soon?

The Second Hand (2014 Remix) by Jeff Roberts

Jeff Roberts

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

Reviewer: David Austin

Positive Comments: I am not an expert in this genre, but I thought this was a well crafted rock song.

Constructive Comments: The singer was very good, but I thought that the potency of this track might have sounded slightly better with a singer who had a deeper rougher voice.