E.G. Holmes releases Wonderful You
E.G. Holmes – Wonderful You
Label – Independent Artist
About the Artist: New York Songwriter/Pianist E.G. Holmes just released his latest CD entitled “Wonderful You” in 2012. There’s a few lines from his bio that strike me: Exceptional performances singing the lead by a David Foster discovery – David Vanden Enden, place the sound squarely in the realm of Michael Buble, Josh Groban, Andrea Bocelli, and even Tom Jones. Heart felt lyrics matched with interesting and catchy melodies makes this new Indie CD a must have. I might add this latest work futures David Vanden Enden on vocals. Recommended if you like Michael Buble, Josh Groban, Andrea Bocelli, Celine Dionne, Harry Connick Jr, and other Adult Contemporary / Adult Alternative artists.
Review: In this overly saturated genera/market with a plethora of artists coming out of the woodwork, armed with nothing more than a PC, Microphone, a guitar and a crappy sounding CD – it’s nice to know there are a few artists out there that can still deliver music that will make your jaw hit the floor while plucking your heart strings all at the same time. These new artists I speak of manage push their music out to the world and much of it is, do I dare say substandard in nature. So enter Contemporary Pop songwriter E.G Holmes who just released his much anticipated CD entitled Wonderful You. So what do artists like Jammie Cullum, James Taylor, Dan Fogelberg, Boz Scaggs, Steven Bishop and Harry Connick Jr. have that E.G Holmes and David Vanden Enden don’t Not much if you ask me save the multi million dollars promotional machines and major record label support. These 2 break the mold with their “hot to the touch” sound and amazing movements that will mesmerize both the novice and advanced listeners alike. Wonderful You delivers shall I say amazing music that has a deep seeded Old School Classic-Jazz roots but also has elements of Classic Contemporary Pop and Big Band Jazz. The playing skills of the band are all over the map but manages to never cross into “freak show” territory. But getting back to Holmes he is the premier talent that makes this whole experience so special. His writing is intoxicating and with his vocal arsenal Enden he gently takes you by the hand and leads you down a timeless 10 track journey. Right now after hearing Holmes music – let me go on record by saying he and Enden are what the world needs musically. I don’t say stuff like that often. All in all “Wonderful You is a brilliant CD that has much to offer the listener. Apparently there are still a few composers, arrangers, musicians, and vocalist out there believe in playing music the way it is meant to be played.
My favorite track: Title track
Conclusion: E.G. Holmes and David Vanden Enden stand out from other artists in a good way within this very saturated market. Their answer to mundane music is to deliver something unique and powerful. E.G. Holmes is comparable to a breath of fresh air, with Endrns’ highly soulful singing style. The strong suit of Holmes is his amazing vision, conventional wisdom, and talent.
by Rory Richardson edited by Mindy McCall
Rating: 5 of 5 Stars
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