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Audio Refugees • View topic - Bill Wren

Bill Wren

Bill Wren

Postby stephen » Mon Feb 09, 2009 2:40 pm

Bill is a great guy and I found him by reviewing one of his songs at... ...the koolaid convention.

He shortly thereafter joined AV and graced us with this song:


Bill is an older guy, living his dream and doing it well. He has a very mellow style. Bill asked me to write a review of his album release for promotional outlets and I did, it's here:

It's not my typical reviewing style, mainly because I was helping him promote and I dug the album as a whole.

Last week, Bill contacted me with some rather exciting news. The Micheal W. Smith Orchestra in Florida will be performing Bill's entire new album, "One Day in a Life." Bill is very enthused about that and is working with me in hopes we can initiate a live feed from the performance to AV.
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Re: Bill Wren

Postby cjdenecia » Tue Feb 10, 2009 1:40 am

I'm pretty sure I listened to this song a while back while lurking at AV .....

it's not bad. nice recording and a very interesting arrangement .... a nice change at around 1:20 - good turn of melody ... luckily cus despite the quality, I was starting to get bored with it prior to that - verse melody is nice but it gets very generic feeling and I would have advised that he come to the hook inside one minute ... or brighten up the sections prior ...

but it's a good song. and a good performance. and recording.

interesting that you call him an "older" guy cus he doesn't sound old. more like in his 20's - and you ain't seen that in thirty minutes or more ...

anyway, it's cool. not world bending but pleasant and interesting.

followed the name on AV to hear a few more (navigation for that isn't simple and cut and dried stephen - might make sure there's an artist page link by the song title above the player or nearby that's a lot more obvious) ....

coming home is pretty ... and I like the dynamics ...

old friend has a nice start and seems promising but I am not totally loving the flute instead of vocals. 2nd song in a row with that .... needs vox. badly. if it had some interesting lyrics to sing that melody over this bed, the song would improve 100% - as it is, it loses me rather quickly - not into what is basically uptempo and upscale new age sounds.

in fact, because of that, I've lost interest and won't bother with the other songs - funny how that works.
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Re: Bill Wren

Postby stephen » Tue Feb 10, 2009 11:53 am

I close my eyes and I feel the fear.
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