Andy Gunn is working on a album called "Changeling" which is due out soon, but in the mean time I have been given this four track sampler to review. Andy Gunn (lead guitar & vocals), and Kevin Ronaldson (bass) with supporting vocals by Lindsey Black.
Andy Gunn has been around for some time and has three albums and one EP to his name before this latest EP. Andy's first album was with his band "Jumpin' The Gunn", the album is called "Shades of Blue" which was on Virgin's Pointblank label. Andy comes from Glasgow and he is very much in the Blues/Rock vein.
"How Far" opens the cd up and to me it is reminiscent of Neil Young's "Heart of Gold" at the beginning, the song is very much in the soft rock field and is a delicate song that gets stronger as it goes along ably helped by some gorgeous guitar bits from Andy. "How Far" is the kind of song that nags at you, long after you last heard it, a definite grower.
"You Don't Know" is another soft rock type tune which has a tougher attack and rolls along almost like an early Steely Dan song with some delicate guitar playing from Andy.
"Open Sea (To Love You)" starts as a kind of acoustic number building into a big fat sound, with a great guitar solo towards the end of this love song.
"Steamroll" is a rocking blues song which has some good bluesy guitar throughout this solid, yet likable number.
I liked the Cd as it has plenty of melodic hooks in the songs, the guitar playing is forceful at times but never overbearing, the bass player is almost unnoticeable as he is locked into the groove and the drumming is sharp and precise. I hope that the full album will be as good.
Andy Gunn's website is www.andygunn.com
Andy's e-mail address firstname.lastname@example.org
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