WORLD DANCE by MELVIN BARHAM

Broadjam Artist: MELVIN BARHAMSong: WORLD DANCEReviewer: Richie SingsPositive Comments: Creative beat.Constructive Comments: I want to listen to so much more from who ever made this beat. You have talent and that’s my oppinion.

MELVIN BARHAM

Broadjam Artist: MELVIN BARHAM
Song: WORLD DANCE

Reviewer: Richie Sings

Positive Comments: Creative beat.

Constructive Comments: I want to listen to so much more from who ever made this beat. You have talent and that’s my oppinion.

My Little Girl by FRED GROSS

Broadjam Artist: FRED GROSSSong: My Little GirlReviewer: Jeff RobertsPositive Comments: This opens up sounding very much like Ryan Adams’ “New York, New York”. This sounds better with each listen. Really really strong writing in terms of structure, m…

FRED GROSS

Broadjam Artist: FRED GROSS
Song: My Little Girl

Reviewer: Jeff Roberts

Positive Comments: This opens up sounding very much like Ryan Adams’ “New York, New York”. This sounds better with each listen. Really really strong writing in terms of structure, melody, and lyrics. Very nice vocal performance. I really like the chord lift on the pre chorus–it’s a great setup for the chorus/refrain.

Constructive Comments: Listen closely to Ryan Adams’ “New York, New York” for comparison against a masterpiece. First thing drop the effects on the rhythm guitar and go for nice clean, warm sound, and add or substitute and jangly, strumming acoustic guitar part. I think the bass is too plonk plonk plonk in the verses–it sounds like Boston’s “Long Time”, which was 40 years ago. Having it groove and gently move would add a lot. I’d take most of the slapback off the lead vocal, and put some tube drive and just the tiniest bit of distortion in to give it some grit. There’s a bit too much low mid in the vocal–it accentuates the somewhat nasal tone you have. I really don’t like the solo guitar at all. It’s trying to hard, and putting too much Dickie Betts intensity. And the sound is harsh. Simpler, major pentatonic with a smooth tone would be better.All IMO and all intended to help with the tune. This is really solid writing, playing, and singing!

I’VE BEEN AWAY FROM LOVE TOO LONG bluegrass version by Patti and Beau Burt, Kim Kelley

Broadjam Artist: Patti and Beau Burt, Kim KelleySong: I’VE BEEN AWAY FROM LOVE TOO LONG bluegrass versionReviewer: HarryBudiniPositive Comments: Playful and bouncy country thingie, pleasantly acoustic, and acoustically pleasant. Pleasant female voice a…

Patti and Beau Burt, Kim Kelley

Broadjam Artist: Patti and Beau Burt, Kim Kelley
Song: I’VE BEEN AWAY FROM LOVE TOO LONG bluegrass version

Reviewer: HarryBudini

Positive Comments: Playful and bouncy country thingie, pleasantly acoustic, and acoustically pleasant. Pleasant female voice and pleasant banjo. Did I say pleasant?

Constructive Comments: Maybe just a little shorter, but not, it’s just me, of course, impatiently impatient.

Something Inside Of Me by Steve Dafoe – Songwriter

Broadjam Artist: Steve Dafoe – SongwriterSong: Something Inside Of MeReviewer: Jeff RobertsPositive 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 …

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!

Transcendence-EDM by Marilyn Hall

Broadjam Artist: Marilyn HallSong: Transcendence-EDMReviewer: Nigel BarrettPositive Comments: Please tell me what equipment you use! Love the sounds! You have a great ear for variation and when less is more – that’s a rare thing.Constructive Comments: …

Marilyn Hall

Broadjam Artist: Marilyn Hall
Song: Transcendence-EDM

Reviewer: Nigel Barrett

Positive Comments: Please tell me what equipment you use! Love the sounds! You have a great ear for variation and when less is more – that’s a rare thing.

Constructive Comments: None to add dude! Loved it.

Only the rocks live forever by Randal Dunkle

Broadjam Artist: Randal DunkleSong: Only the rocks live foreverReviewer: Jeff RobertsPositive 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 li…

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.

Snowy Mountain Stream by Patrick E. Muth

Broadjam Artist: Patrick E. MuthSong: Snowy Mountain StreamReviewer: Jeff RobertsPositive Comments: Nice behind the beat vocal phrasing and a classic melody/phrasing here much like “Shake Rattle n’ Roll”. Constructive Comments: Take the effects off th…

Patrick E. Muth

Broadjam Artist: Patrick E. Muth
Song: Snowy Mountain Stream

Reviewer: Jeff Roberts

Positive Comments: Nice behind the beat vocal phrasing and a classic melody/phrasing here much like “Shake Rattle n’ Roll”.

Constructive Comments: Take the effects off the guitar. Listen to Humber Sumlin or Otis Rush for a classic Chicago vibe–clean and dry with a bit of bite. I’d start with the full rhythm section. The guitar solo isn’t very bluesy–again clean up the tone and go for simple phrasing with statement and repetition leave space in. There are a number of timing issues. This could be a really fun tune–the bones are there. Make it tight, concise, and clean!! All IMO of course.

BALLOONS (Spirit Flight) by MELVIN BARHAM

Broadjam Artist: MELVIN BARHAMSong: BALLOONS (Spirit Flight)Reviewer: Nigel BarrettPositive Comments: Very mellow and easy to listen to.Constructive Comments: Only thing for me – would like to hear more variation. Super quality recording but let down b…

MELVIN BARHAM

Broadjam Artist: MELVIN BARHAM
Song: BALLOONS (Spirit Flight)

Reviewer: Nigel Barrett

Positive Comments: Very mellow and easy to listen to.

Constructive Comments: Only thing for me – would like to hear more variation. Super quality recording but let down by the almost monotonous lack of variation.

Highways To The Sky (NewAge/Meditative – from “Earthways”) by Chet Nichols

Broadjam Artist: Chet NicholsSong: Highways To The Sky (NewAge/Meditative – from “Earthways”)Reviewer: Nigel BarrettPositive Comments: Wasn’t expecting the beautiful chords at the beginning. They got my attention. Sounded like an intro to a Deadmau5 tu…

Chet Nichols

Broadjam Artist: Chet Nichols
Song: Highways To The Sky (NewAge/Meditative – from “Earthways”)

Reviewer: Nigel Barrett

Positive Comments: Wasn’t expecting the beautiful chords at the beginning. They got my attention. Sounded like an intro to a Deadmau5 tune.

Constructive Comments: I was waiting for this to really take off and get pumping!! But then I’m a freak for tunes like I remember by Deadmau5! Builds nicely and some beautiful moments in there.

Secret Agent 4 Jesus Instrumental by Kate Carpenter

Broadjam Artist: Kate CarpenterSong: Secret Agent 4 Jesus InstrumentalReviewer: Nigel BarrettPositive Comments: Could hear this as part of a corporate video. Constructive Comments: Very dated sounds, although brilliantly played in places!

Kate Carpenter

Broadjam Artist: Kate Carpenter
Song: Secret Agent 4 Jesus Instrumental

Reviewer: Nigel Barrett

Positive Comments: Could hear this as part of a corporate video.

Constructive Comments: Very dated sounds, although brilliantly played in places!