STYLE: Roots/Acoustic RATING OUR PRODUCT CODE: 77844-15241 LABEL: Independent FORMAT: CD EP ITEMS: 1
Reviewed by Ian Hayter
Emma Rushton has been singing and playing in cafes and bars for a while now and has finally produced her first recorded set of self-penned songs. Her rich alto voice, backed by her own strong guitar playing and some great cello and bass playing by Tim Scarlet, makes this a good (albeit rather short) listen. The songs are clearly written from her own experience and are sung with feeling. The opening "Love Me Now" sets the scene with a jazz-tinged vocal delivery over the skilful guitar work. "Andy", the story of an adolescent crush, is both sad and uplifting, whilst the other three tracks ("Teardrops", "Thank You" and "Memories") are articulate and moving. This is a strong debut set and we look forward to more of the same in the near future.
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