Doug Horley - Oomph!: Fun And Funky Praise And Worship For Kids
STYLE: Pop RATING OUR PRODUCT CODE: 163304-24802 LABEL: Elevate Entertainment ELE2174D FORMAT: CD Album ITEMS: 1 RELEASE DATE: 2016-10-28 RRP: £9.99
Reviewed by Lins Honeyman
The latest release from British children's ministry man Doug Horley - or Duggie Dug Dug to his friends - is another quality piece of work. With a refreshing refusal to dumb things down, Horley has chosen to offer up a collection of largely upbeat praise songs that are presented with musical integrity whilst covering a variety of useful spiritual themes - amongst them perseverance ("Never Gonna Give Up") and the importance of having a prayer life ("Prayer Is Talking With God"). Unsurprisingly thanks to a stellar backing band that includes the likes of Neil Costello, Terl Bryant and Mark Edwards alongside a great vocal delivery from the man himself, the music on offer is top notch and the choice to cover a number of styles including pseudo-funk ("Are You Ready?"), guitar-driven rock ("God Is There In The Ev'ryday Stuff") and the dance-tinged title track - not to mention a powerhouse vocal from Phebe Edwards on "You Might See Miracles" - provides a great deal of variety to proceedings. I would argue that the overarching stylistic feel of this release will most likely appeal to children nearer the pre-teen end of the spectrum as opposed to much younger children and, with that in mind, the inclusion of more infant-sounding tracks like "Who Da Da Da Diddly Day" and "Harry And Larry's Circus Adventure!" jars a little. Nonetheless, this is yet another in a long line of accomplished releases from Mr Dug Dug.
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Duggie Dug Dug is back with a brand new collection of awesome fun and funky praise and worship songs for kids. Bursting with energy, full of musical variety and packed with truth, these supberb songs will quickly become firm favourites.