"She screamed, I think – it was hard to hear"
Surrounded by the Sounds - the music of Tim Prottey-Jones
is the second of actor/writer Prottey-Jones' albums featuring a whole array of his West End pals, but the third that I've reviewed (see reviews of More With Every Line
and To Do. To Be.
) It features songs from two of Prottey-Jones musicals - Once Bitten
and After The Turn
- and has a decidedly more pronounced rock feel to it than either of his other collections.
As such, it didn't quite tickle my fancy in the way that I might have liked, especially since To Do. To Be. had impressed me. And it's not that this is a collection of bad songs, they're just not my cup of tea. Such guitars, much rock, so not wow. Even when the tempo slows a little into ballad territory, as with Michael Xavier's Chance In A Lifetime or Jodie Jacobs' Colour Me, it is still just too monotonely guitar-heavy for my liking.
Labels: Alex Gaumond, Ashleigh Gray, Carley Stenson, Cassie Compton, Jodie Jacobs, John Owen-Jones, Jon Robyns, Lauren Samuels, Mark Evans, Michael Xavier, Music, Niamh Perry, Simon Thomas, Tim Prottey-Jones