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Kelvin Roy & BlueStars: Around the World of Music: Live at the Loaded Hog

Read "Around the World of Music: Live at the Loaded Hog" reviewed by Javier AQ Ortiz


Quick and to the Point: Good times at the Loaded Hog.

This live recording at Auckland, New Zealand's Loaded Hog is a departure from the previous releases issued under Kelvin Roy’s name. Whereas his two previous musical explorations were based on his own works, this time he concentrates on covers. On this occasion Roy is stripped to his working crew, who obviously have fond memories of jolly bloody times at that famed Kiwi location, and not the type ...

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Kelvin Roy: Inner Space

Read "Inner Space" reviewed by Javier AQ Ortiz


Quick and to the Point: Breezily smoothed familiar enigmas.

Approachability isn’t a concern with Kelvin Roy’s music. All compositions and arrangements are – with a couple of exceptions where Nigel Gavin collaborates – his. Extremely familiar sounding harmonic and melodic tracks, however, coil enough insinuated gentle statements throughout to propel the listening up toward fresh peaks.

Love is the conceptual vocalized and affecting theme, operating within an elusive musical sense of inner beings engaged ...

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Kelvin Roy: Just Can't Stop

Read "Just Can't Stop" reviewed by Javier AQ Ortiz


Quick and to the Point : Smooth jazz vocal coolness. This production ranges from the riff-like monogroove of “You Caught My Eye" to the infectiously accordion grooviness of “Let Your Love Out." Of course, there will be melodically funky pieces such as “Sorta Like You Know," which unfortunately quits when its getting heated 'nuff. “It's All a Dream" and “Whatcha Gonna Do" are rock. “Goin' Troppo" begs for expansion into a big band chart. Vocalist/instrumentalist ...


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