Chrissie Pearce - Comfort Chair

Published Wednesday 23rd June 2010
Chrissie Pearce - Comfort Chair
Chrissie Pearce - Comfort Chair

STYLE: Roots/Acoustic
RATING 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9
OUR PRODUCT CODE: 94327-16638
LABEL: Independent

Reviewed by Ian Hayter

Australia's Chrissie Pearce has been writing, singing and playing in her homeland since her debut EP 'Do You Remember' was released in 1999. It's quite difficult to categorise Chrissie's music, which is at the rocky end of acoustic, with some heavy country influences (the opening bars of the title track are pure country) and a fair bit of soaring electric guitar courtesy of Chuckie Connors (showcased on "Disconnected"). Ms Pearce's lyrics are heartfelt and always uplifting, delivered with a powerful voice which can be at times gentle and sensitive (the opening of "Can You Hear The Rain") and at other times soaring and edgy. The band is excellent and the production by Trevor Beck and Peter Wallis manages to meld their talents together with the vocal performance in a way that is always interesting and often inspiring. Even on the slightly less upbeat tracks there is an underlying feeling of joy and Ms Pearce's faith is well to the fore. This is a very listenable album.

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