July 1st 2001
Next to you:
She's not yet known to the
American public but that's about to change because in her native UK
she has scored Top 10 status on the R&B charts with the track
"On and On".
She is Beverlei Brown,
a beautifully talented (and sexy I might add) young artist to emerge
on the UK soul music scene.
The album's called 'Next
to you' (Dome) and it has
already got the industry buzzing with excitement. The producers and
writers on the set include Ronnie
Daley of The
Full Crew, Simon
Payne and the Full Flava
team of Rob Derbyshire
and Paul Mullings.
The album is a mixture of some solid R&B flavour mixed with
2-Step, house and a dash of jazz to fill the brew. Songs of note
include 'Love you yes',
'Somebody knows how you
Lover' and the current
single 'Gonna get over
you' (already released in
Japan along with the album as well). Beverlei also co-wrote six of
the tracks on the album again proving just what a talent this young
lady really is.
The lead off single to be
released in the UK is 'Best
Friend' which can also be
found on the Dome compilation CD/LP 'Soul
Power'. Look for the
album to be released in the UK late September. Again no US
distribution so if you want a copy, jump on the net and visit her
Ask for Peter or Santosh (if you call) and they'll take good care of
you. Most definitely a Ty-D
| Darrius - Darrius: LP
Willrich - who's that
you might say well I'm sure not a lot of you have heard of his name
but I feel you will in the near forsaken future if radio Program
Directors get off their collective arses, shake up their playlists and
actually add good soul music such as this set to them for a change.
album consists of 11 excellently penned tracks all of which have their
own unique stamp to them, well written and produced by Darrius
himself, who's voice brings to mind the likes of Donny
Rogers and Webster
Lewis. Starting things
is the beautiful ballad 'Blissful'
which explains the joy of marriage and love, next is 'The
waiting is over' a jazz
influenced mid-Sunday afternoon drive track that has radio potential
written all over it and the equally stunning 'When
she comes to me'
another example of how amazing this young man is as both an artist and
writer another great track.
include the brilliant ballad 'Lost
in forever', I
am your love, 'My
unceasing love' and 'Corner
Store'. Great disc
throughout and hopefully you will see and hear it in a record shop
near you. You can purchase it on line at MP3.com. Another TY-D
- If that's my baby
is a star in the making, a bright shining star at that. Though his
name might not a recognizable one (yet), if this latest effort is any
indication to just how fine a talent this young man is then it will be
not only a recognizable one but a household one as well.
We were first
introduced to Rell in 1998 with the much un-noticed 'Love
for free' (which
incidentally is included on his debut album 'The
that's my baby' is
quite another story. Produced and written by Mike
Anderson, Angie Stone)
the song is a welcome reminder of what an R&B ballad should be and
Rell's voice carries it ever so effortlessy. It's already a hit with
me and on the show having occupied the No.1 spot on The Menu's 'Top
Ten at 10' 2 weeks in a
row and counting.
The album 'The
Remedy' will be in
stores forthcoming (no street date was set prior to this review) but
nevertheless if and when it does get released, do not (I repeat) do
not pass up on it - A most definite Ty-D
Pick. Take a listen to
his album by clicking the image above.
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