STYLE: MOR / Soft Pop RATING OUR PRODUCT CODE: 3363-3952 LABEL: ICC ICC0545D FORMAT: CD Album ITEMS: 1 RRP: £9.99
Reviewed by Trevor Kirk
"God wants us to have fun with art." So says Jonathan Veira, a big man with a big voice. And if you thought "What a Friend We Have in Jesus" and "Jesus Loves Me" were only for Sunday School children, listen again. Veira's great operatic bass baritone swells over the gospel underlay, ably provided by Miriam Stockley (Adiemus), Mike Haughton (Iona) and Dave Cooke amongst others. He can funk it up too. All in all, a class act, and if I were still playing disks on a late night inspirational show, this CD would definitely be on my playlist.
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Life and Soul is a rare and very special experience, capturing Jonathan Veira’s superb voice and unique range of styles in an album that is at once memorable and disarming. Veira blends both traditional and modern worship songs into a consummate whole, demonstrating a flexibility and diversity that is tender, yet powerful without sounding ‘operatic’. The perfect demonstration of a fantastic talent with a clear vision and a spirit filled heart.