Esther O'Connor - Right Here

Published Monday 14th April 2008
Esther O'Connor - Right Here
Esther O'Connor - Right Here

RATING 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9
OUR PRODUCT CODE: 45492-13992
RRP: £12.00

Reviewed by Lins Honeyman

Esther O'Connor has been described by Radio Scotland's Tom Morton as "somewhere between Suzanne Vega and Sheryl Crow" and this second solo release finds the Scottish singer/songwriter in fine form. Aided by the production values and musicianship of her father and Wet Wet Wet guitarist Graeme Duffin, his Foundry Music Lab associate Sandy Jones and many others, the punchy title track and the upbeat song of hope "Hold On" set the scene for a truly memorable album that remains fresh after the umpteenth listen. Subject matters include temptation in "Saturday Man" whilst "Hope" and the superb "All Right, Right Now" hint at her relationship with God in a way that is accessible to believer and non-believer alike. Amongst the many highlights, the supreme "Chasing Rainbows" is proof enough that O'Connor has crafted an album of radio friendly songs that have the added depth to establish her alongside the likes of fellow high flying Scots Amy MacDonald and KT Tunstall.

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Posted by maureen drennan in troon south ayrshire @ 11:55 on Aug 13 2010

would you be willing to do an acoustic set for a sunday after noon worship at 3.30 just 3 songs and wee talk a group meets homeless drug and addiction problems but great vibe and family feeling. just asking.

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