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give me a reason…….

Smooch Records CDREAL1


    In the Sky
    Give me aReason
    Never Never
    Beautiful Sunshine
    I Forgot to Ask
    What you got
    All I say
    Give Me a Reason

Vocals - Louise Pollock
Backing Vocals - Louise Pollock
Trombone, Keyboards, bass, Fender Rhodes, Drum Programming, String arrangements - Winston Rollins
Trumpet -Chris Storr
Alto & Tenor- Lisa Grahame
Keyboards - Simon Carter
Guitars - Adam Goldsmith
Bass - Nick Cohen
Drums - Erroll Rollins

This record was recorded, mastered and produced in the UK, but it could just as easily been a product of California, USA. There is no doubt that Louise Pollock and Winston Rollins are talented songwriters and musical performers, but as the sleeve note suggests the music is a fusion of soul, funk, rock, jazz and other elements. The trouble is, these other elements are the kind of weird noises heard on ’pop’ records that do nothing for the music.


This is the sort of music that Jazz FM plays all day because it thinks there is no market for the real thing! I would love to hear these very talented musicians and singers do a real jazz set.

Don Mather

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