Snapshot - Bob Kidby

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Bob's second album, Snapshot recorded entirely in the Barn Studio. Available from Spotify, Amazon, iTunes etc and

https://bobkidby.bandcamp.com/releases

and here are some reactions to the record:

From Steve Moore, CNN Crime Commentator, LA:
"I am an absolute MASTER of polite, smiling, nodding silence if I'm not particularly impressed with something. (Vichyssoise comes to mind). So if I don't like something I won't fake it.
But I REALLY like this entire album! Reminiscent of good jazz, combined with a little Grateful Dead! And country-western! Shucks, pardner!! (Now, I'm hearing something a little Beatle-esque.) Good, enjoyable listening! Good job!"

From Karen Pruett, Vashon Island, Washington State:

"He's good. I love it, listened three times now. I was trying to be a super serious critic, but I REALLY like this guy first time through. I'm listening for the fourth time right now." 

From Joan James of Lincoln City, Oregon:

"We really like his music! He has a blues/rock vibe and also bit country (as in Willie Nelson type country). We like the raspiness of his voice and the great song lyrics. The tracks we liked least are those he did with others which is interesting. We absolutely loved Track 1, 3, 6, 7 & 12 (Beatle-ish sound on 12). Liked all the others in varying degrees. We've never heard of him which doesn't mean he isn't played here, but think he should be more widely distributed here. The Pacific NW is big on blues and singer-songwriters so he should get coverage here. I think Nashville would like him too as there's a country rock slant to a couple of the tracks.  

Thanks so much for the CD...We're going to play it for my son, Ron, and his wife when they come next month. They are HUGE rock and blues fans." 

Clare Free

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Clare's 3rd album, Where Are You Now? released in March 2020. Recorded entirely in the Barn and included working with producer Richard Flack (Robbie Williams), this is what she said about recording in the Barn:

"Thank you for all your work, it has been an absolute pleasure. I’m sure I’ll be back to record there again sometime, I wouldn’t want to go anywhere else now."

For details https://clarefree.co.uk/store.html 

 

Tim Blanchard

Yes it is finally out - Tim's first cd, When The Mood Takes - which has been received very well. Comments so far:

 

Jane, TV producer from Devon

“album is utterly fab....the playing is sublime, pared back and cool, amazing phrasing and beautiful crisp production"

 

Sylvia, HR consultant from South of France

“I was completely engrossed in (the) music....it was absolutely lovely !! I loved every minute of the CD !!  Thank you - it was a beautiful”

 

Nick, trumpet player from Montpelier

“a musical and visual excursion of delight”

 

Howard, media publisher from North London

“it's a lovely piece of work….a fantastic range of tones and textures through selection of saxophones, and the arrangements show off rather than swamping (the) playing.  Really something to be proud of! it's a thoroughly professional production and the tracks would hold their own alongside anything that I hear on JazzFM”

 

Dave, bass player from West London

“loved it”

 

Craig, guitar player from the Channel Islands

“we played the cd during dinner last night…very impressive.  Some great sax playing”

available on bandcamp and via all the usual e-shops