Pulsar by Jim Haye

Jim Haye

Broadjam Artist: Jim Haye
Song: Pulsar

Reviewer: Nigel Barrett

Positive Comments: Lots of energy but lacking real punch. Love the synth programming. Great pulsating pad chords at various points which I am jealous of!

Constructive Comments: The drums need to have a greater presence for my money. Can’t decipher whether the bass is real or keys. Would love also to hear a major change in there somewhere be it a key change of major change of instrumentation to keep me glued.

Save The World by Mitch Siegal

Mitch Siegal

Broadjam Artist: Mitch Siegal
Song: Save The World

Reviewer: Jimmy Joe Lee

Positive Comments: I was pleasantly surprised with much of this recording as you can tell by Excellent and near Excellent marks. Im far more eager to explain my criticism as that’s what stands in the way of my judging this a knockout. The overall sound is strong and very listenable. Even though the track is extremely repetitive, it wears well. It’s mesmerizing. Thats meant as a positive.

Constructive Comments: The problem for me with this recording can be corrected easily. I had to work to understand the lyric. Even then I missed 90% of it. The snippets that I got suggest to me the subject matter and probably the lyric is very good. I, however, can’t be sure. Does the singer have a good voice? I don’t care if the emotion is communicated. I, again must say don’t know. And like other aspects, the bits I could get, sounds like the singer can and maybe did, deliver a performance worthy of the song. I would love to get my engineer on this. I think it could be a real gem.

Rollin’ In Your Arms by Marc S. Pate

Marc S. Pate

Broadjam Artist: Marc S. Pate
Song: Rollin’ In Your Arms

Reviewer: Jimmy Joe Lee

Positive Comments: This, for me, is a tough one. I really enjoyed the musicianship. Good solos, interesting arrangement and strong back up. Also recorded well. The song… see constructive comments.

Constructive Comments: Not much of a song. I understand that this type of recording is not so much about the song but more a lyric to prevent the recording from being a amorphous instrumental. The title is good. It’s the key line of the song. I think the delivery is ok but ok doesn’t get it. The lyric is sparse. That’s not necessarily a bad thing but it must be delivered convincingly… unfortunately its not. I don’t think the vocalist is a bad singe. One can’t tell much about that aspect from this song. I don’t think, however, this vocalist is the best for this song.

Only the rocks live forever by Randal Dunkle

Randal Dunkle

Broadjam Artist: Randal Dunkle
Song: Only the rocks live forever

Reviewer: Jeff Roberts

Positive Comments: Sweet Jane tuned into Sweet Jesus! Nice vibe and really strong lyrics on this one Randall. The “Only the rocks forever” refrain gives it a nice lift, and that’s a very strong hook.

Constructive Comments: Make the lead guitar tone sweet and smooth–it’s really harsh at the moment. The bass is distorted and I think it’s too busy–if you settle in and play with the drums/beat more than the guitar I think you’ll be amazed at the space and groove that creates. I will produce this for you if you like Randall–I’d love to show you how much things can come around with simple changes.

The Secrets Of Life (Instrumental) by Chet Nichols

Chet Nichols

Broadjam Artist: Chet Nichols
Song: The Secrets Of Life (Instrumental)

Reviewer: Brenda Craven

Positive Comments: This piece can easily cross over into the pop genre. This reminds me a little of Pat Matheny. Great job on the instrumentation and the production/mix quality was very good. I thoroughly enjoyed listening to this beautiful offering. Well done!

Constructive Comments: No critique.

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.