Sonia Kaye - Through Your Eyes

Friday 1st December 2000
Sonia Kaye - Through Your Eyes

STYLE: Blues
RATING 5 5 5 5 5
LABEL: SKYTY Productions

Reviewed by George Luke

Theoretically, this should be Album Of The Year. Sonya comes with impeccable musical credentials (past work includes supporting Jonathan Butler and singing the national anthem at major sporting events). Her band members' CVs are even more impressive. Bassist Marc Miller, for instance, has worked with the likes of Anita Baker and Phillip Bailey, and pianist Eric Verlinde was in Natalie Cole's jazz quartet. Together, they've produced an album with strong blues and jazz influences with covers of oldies such as Rev Dan Smith's "I've Never Been To Seminary" and Stevie Wonder's "Heaven Is Ten Zillion Light Years Away". Sonya certainly can sing and the band's top class - but there's something missing - and I just don't know what it is. The album just didn't work for me. It's good in places; her cover of the Isley Brothers' "For The Love Of You" is quite soothing. All in all, a fine singing talent, but an uneven album.

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