Andrea Marr - Little sister got soul !
Only Sydney show - The Basement Saturday 7th March @ 9pm
for bookings: 9251 2797
This is Andreaís fourth album and she has finally got a band that not
only can materialize her vision, but also enhance it.
vocals seem effortless whether it is on one of her 7 originals or
covering Etta James and Dinah Washington. Her core band of Greg Dodd,
guitar, Dean Matters, drums, Clint Healy, bass and Sean Vagg, sax are
truly that, a band, who have committed themselves to Andreaís sound
which seems to have allowed Andrea to relax and concentrate on her
Two of the originals are written by the band and another with
Greg and it really appears to be a true group effort, with everyone
being valued and everyone working with each other to get the best
sound. This album represents somewhat of a comeback for Greg, who
didnít pick up a guitar for a number of years. His distinctive style
and blues edge adds a punch, whilst Dean and Clint deliver a beat and
groove so dependable and polished. Sean usually carries out sax duties
alone so he must have been in fantasy land with session buddies Paul
Williamson, Shane Hughes and Dave Palmer. The luxury of a horn section
is enhanced even further with Cam Scottís piano and Hammond which takes
this album to a level usually only acquired by the greats as Etta and
Aretha. The engineering and mixing (Troy Trigwell & James
Kilpatrick) of such a large band takes some doing and I canít see how
it could have been done any better.
It is a world class effort that
rips you from your seat and doesnít let you go, and when it does you
want to do it all again!