Moments Long Forgotten by Randy Calligan

Broadjam Artist: Randy CalliganSong: Moments Long ForgottenReviewer: Tristyn LeachPositive Comments: very nice acoustic sounding story folk song , melancholy and sweet. brilliant productionnice deep sound, very good natural vocals and sound. the female…

Randy Calligan

Broadjam Artist: Randy Calligan
Song: Moments Long Forgotten

Reviewer: Tristyn Leach

Positive Comments: very nice acoustic sounding story folk song , melancholy and sweet. brilliant productionnice deep sound, very good natural vocals and sound. the female vocals coming in was a lovely touch , very nice adds another dimension to the track,, its a lovely sweet song through and through

Constructive Comments: nothing to add here. really nice song.

Ether Bound by Mitch Siegal

Broadjam Artist: Mitch SiegalSong: Ether BoundReviewer: HarryBudiniPositive Comments: Very professional and radio-friendly U2 inspired pop-rock song. Excellently recorded and performed. Spacious, airy vibe, especially in the refrain. If released by U2,…

Mitch Siegal

Broadjam Artist: Mitch Siegal
Song: Ether Bound

Reviewer: HarryBudini

Positive Comments: Very professional and radio-friendly U2 inspired pop-rock song. Excellently recorded and performed. Spacious, airy vibe, especially in the refrain. If released by U2, could probably improve the most recent releases by Bono and company.

Constructive Comments: What can I say apart that I don’t have nothing to say.

I Just Can’t Seem to Keep My Feet from Walkin’ by Norb Studelska/Upper Air Disturbance

Broadjam Artist: Norb Studelska/Upper Air DisturbanceSong: I Just Can’t Seem to Keep My Feet from Walkin’Reviewer: Tristyn LeachPositive Comments: very cool bluesy jazzy track. has that new orleans vibe to the music. which is great. good feel to the tr…

Norb Studelska/Upper Air Disturbance

Broadjam Artist: Norb Studelska/Upper Air Disturbance
Song: I Just Can’t Seem to Keep My Feet from Walkin’

Reviewer: Tristyn Leach

Positive Comments: very cool bluesy jazzy track. has that new orleans vibe to the music. which is great. good feel to the track a fun and enjoyable listen

Constructive Comments: enjoyable track not much to add here. i enjoyed it

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!

Old Man by Marc S. Pate

Marc S. Pate

Broadjam Artist: Marc S. Pate
Song: Old Man

Reviewer: Jeff Roberts

Positive Comments: Of course the first moments call Cowgirl in the Sand to mind…and you turn it around by using an “Old Man” hook. Really good sound and mood are created in the first few bars. The voice is commanding and really pleasing. I like the upward changes in the chorus. This has a very strong late 70’s feel. Super tasty guitar break. This calls to mind Neil Young of course but also Seals & Crofts, Jesse Winchester, Steven Stills, Rodriguez, and Bob Welch. And anyone who likes those will love this. Super work here!

Constructive Comments: Like what? lol

Marc S. Pate

Broadjam Artist: Marc S. Pate
Song: Old Man

Reviewer: Jeff Roberts

Positive Comments: Of course the first moments call Cowgirl in the Sand to mind…and you turn it around by using an “Old Man” hook. Really good sound and mood are created in the first few bars. The voice is commanding and really pleasing. I like the upward changes in the chorus. This has a very strong late 70’s feel. Super tasty guitar break. This calls to mind Neil Young of course but also Seals & Crofts, Jesse Winchester, Steven Stills, Rodriguez, and Bob Welch. And anyone who likes those will love this. Super work here!

Constructive Comments: Like what? lol

Pick Up My Heart And Go Home by Randy Calligan

Broadjam Artist: Randy CalliganSong: Pick Up My Heart And Go HomeReviewer: Marc S. PatePositive Comments: Beautiful voice, tasty piano, and nice changes. Strings too!Constructive Comments: I have nothing here and bow down, you are a true artist.

Randy Calligan

Broadjam Artist: Randy Calligan
Song: Pick Up My Heart And Go Home

Reviewer: Marc S. Pate

Positive Comments: Beautiful voice, tasty piano, and nice changes. Strings too!

Constructive Comments: I have nothing here and bow down, you are a true artist.

A better world (stand by me) by Marc Rosselet

Broadjam Artist: Marc RosseletSong: A better world (stand by me)Reviewer: Jeff RobertsPositive Comments: Great driving beat with an urgent tambourine and chord progression that gives a tragic mood. I can’t quite understand the lyrics but the melody an…

Marc Rosselet

Broadjam Artist: Marc Rosselet
Song: A better world (stand by me)

Reviewer: Jeff Roberts

Positive Comments: Great driving beat with an urgent tambourine and chord progression that gives a tragic mood. I can’t quite understand the lyrics but the melody and phrasing work so well I know the lyrics are good. This sounds like Billy Corgan / Smashing Pumpkins if he were a better songwriters.

Constructive Comments: There’s so much chorus on the guitar it makes the sound very thin. The guitar break at 1:57 totally doesn’t fit the song at first but then what you end up with *does* give a strong bridge. The finish of the tune doesn’t match the vibe you’ve created. I think there are a number of things to fix and glue together better but there is a great song here and some really cool things going on. Overall I think the sound is too trebly and the vocal diction needs to be clearer. Some sweet harmony vocals would be a great addition.

Heart ache and desire by amy abernathy

Broadjam Artist: amy abernathySong: Heart ache and desireReviewer: Richard WalkerPositive Comments: Good use of stripped back instrumentation Sounds like 80’s new wavegood use of vocalsConstructive Comments: Would like to have heard a melody line somew…

amy abernathy

Broadjam Artist: amy abernathy
Song: Heart ache and desire

Reviewer: Richard Walker

Positive Comments: Good use of stripped back instrumentation Sounds like 80’s new wavegood use of vocals

Constructive Comments: Would like to have heard a melody line somewhere in the middle as a middle eightOtherwise none

Zero Gravity by Mitch Siegal

Mitch Siegal

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.

Mitch Siegal

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.

Little Journey by Bill Dake

Broadjam Artist: Bill DakeSong: Little JourneyReviewer: Brenda CravenPositive Comments: This reminds me so much of the sounds of Steeley Dan or Michael Franks. Love this to pieces. Everything is mixed perfectly…vocals are dynamic and I just love the …

Bill Dake

Broadjam Artist: Bill Dake
Song: Little Journey

Reviewer: Brenda Craven

Positive Comments: This reminds me so much of the sounds of Steeley Dan or Michael Franks. Love this to pieces. Everything is mixed perfectly…vocals are dynamic and I just love the lyrics on this. I was riveted from start to finish. This is spectacular.

Constructive Comments: What can I say? I have no critique on this. Outstanding.