Channels
Bullz-Eye Home
The Opposite Sex
Sports
Entertainment
Fitness
Gadgets
Vices
Wagering
Humor
Recreation
Travel
Stuff to Buy
News
Guides & Reviews
Music
Movies
Television
Movie DVDs
Games
Cars
City Guide
Web Guide
Premium Members

Join  Enter



Cool Links

All Pro Models
Premium Hollywood
EatSleepDrink Music
Sports Blog
Cleveland Sports
Political Humor
Toksick

CD Reviews:  Sheila Nicholls: Wake
 


Click here to buy yourself a copy from Amazon.com Rating:

Buy your copy now from

 

Here is an artist that is relatively new to the scene yet has been toiling for several years to make it to this level. British-born singer/songwriter Sheila Nicholls is a classically trained pianist who uses her music to provoke thoughts on global issues, yet she remains true to what makes a good song good...to me that means a song that makes you stop what you're doing while listening and say "wow, who is THAT?" That's especially true of "Faith," the first single on Nicholls' sophomore release, Wake.

Her voice is soothing and sexy, and this is true right from the start with "How Strong" and "Bread and Water." "Love Song" is an acoustic guitar driven piece with lush, almost haunting harmonies. "Ruby" has a Sheryl Crow feel, making it a sure radio hit, at least in my humble opinion. "Moth and the Streetlight" is another well-produced, haunting piano song. "Come To Me" has a pop/R&B thing going on, but more sophisticated than what that genre typically offers.

There is a little bit of Sade, a little bit of Alanis Morrisette (in fact Glen Ballard co-produced the record), and a little bit of Basia. Oh, and she sometimes has the balls of Amanda Marshall. Yeah, I'd call that pretty well-rounded as far as influences, but I'll say this -- Sheila Nicholls is extraordinary and incredibly talented. Watch for her because she truly has superstar potential.

(
Wake will be in stores May 14th)


~Mike Farley 
mfarley@bullz-eye.com 

 


Bullz-Eye.com : Feedback - Link to Us  - About B-E - FAQ - Advertise with Us


© 2000-2005 Bullz-Eye.com®, All Rights Reserved. Contact the webmaster with questions or comments. Privacy Policy and Site Map