Album Review: Gravity by Matt Bianco

Like the finest aged cognac Matt Bianco's music has developed an air of elegance and superiority evident in the band's new album 'Gravity'. Encompassing a heavyweight rhythm ensemble, individually noted for backing up artists like Natalie Cole, Jamie Cullum, George Benson, Sting and Jamiroquai - 'Gravity' is the jazz renaissance album we've been waiting for. … Continue reading Album Review: Gravity by Matt Bianco

Review: Be Your Man by Rhys Lewis

Today Rhys Lewis releases a 4th song, 'Be Your Man', from his debut album due out in 2018. Stripped back and bare compared to his other offerings, 'Be Your Man' shows a softer side to Rhys' normal edgy and funky tone, the song highlighting the vocal range he has to offer. Accompanied by piano 'Be … Continue reading Review: Be Your Man by Rhys Lewis

Review: Wolves by Karuna

Nothing but praise for the Liverpool quartet going by the name of Karuna - whose third single 'Wolves' is due for release this Friday 30th June. Follow poetic lead singer Rosa as she takes you on a journey in her mind fighting demons of fear which metamorphosize into wolves. Hear the racing heartbeat of Ed … Continue reading Review: Wolves by Karuna

Jupiter Falls – Faces In The Sand

It's been years since I've listened to a great Rock Band and when I say years I mean going back to the times when Guns N' Roses, Thunder and The Law were among my 90's teen playlist. Since then, and it's a personal opinion, Rock music had evolved into a noise, thrashing of guitars and … Continue reading Jupiter Falls – Faces In The Sand

Review: Alejandro Irizarry – Me Tiene Loco

When former Latin American Idol star, Alejandro Irizarry hit me up to let me know he was releasing a new single, I expected to hear his standard repertoire of passion-fueled creations - well blow me down, what I heard hit me for six! 'Me Tiene Loco' (She Drives Me Crazy) is a funky, drum led … Continue reading Review: Alejandro Irizarry – Me Tiene Loco

Review: Alfie Jackson – I Guess That’s Love These Days

He was once part of bad-boy indie-rock outfit The Holloways but how life seems to be mellowing for former member Alfie Jackson. Now taking a more laid back and philosophical approach to his writing, evident in previous release 'The Last Holiday' and now with follow up single 'I Guess That's Love These Days' - a … Continue reading Review: Alfie Jackson – I Guess That’s Love These Days

Review: Mario Biondi – Best of Soul

With nine albums under his belt, the magnificent Italian King of Jazz Mario Biondi returned in 2016 with his tenth album 'Best of Soul'. A close follow up to his 2015 offering 'Beyond', Mario presents the listener with 6 new songs on 'Best of Soul' before delving into his back catalogue, plucking out the finest … Continue reading Review: Mario Biondi – Best of Soul

Review: Build Up The Strong by Juliette Ashby

Following last years release of albums BitterSweet and Over + Over, Musicvein has waited with bated breath to hear the 2016 offering 'Build Up The Strong' by musician Juliette Ashby and I must say I'm loving it! There's no boxing amazonian Ashby into one genre of music - her diverse taste showcased with each album released. … Continue reading Review: Build Up The Strong by Juliette Ashby

Review: Gregory Porter – Take Me To The Alley

In a time when a lot of music seems to be centered around how well it can perform in the charts, it's refreshing to hear yet another album by Gregory Porter which focuses more on lyrical content and well crafted musicianship. You'd be forgiven for thinking that this album may have gone a little off … Continue reading Review: Gregory Porter – Take Me To The Alley