Thursday, May 15, 2008

kroaking season 3 CD


CD Review by Sharmon Ibrahim


Alexis – TURN ME ON – NORAH JONES
Home after a hard day? Kick up, pour yourself a shot of something smooth, and turn her on.
Alexis, you are a breath of sweet, fresh air

Rooshad – SPIDERMAN THEME – MICHAEL BUBLE
Ha! You’re a funny guy… As quoted recently in the Daily Bugle – “…but I never thought he had it in him!”
I think you nailed it

Sendil – SHE’S ALWAYS A WOMAN TO ME – BILLY JOEL
Silky, mature, honest and heartfelt. Super stuff

Judy – WHAT HURTS THE MOST – RASCAL FLATTS
Sitting in the studio, from the first note, the sound of your voice is distracting. What a beautiful tone

Venkat – I LEFT MY HEART IN SAN FRANCISCO – TONY BENNETT
I heard you last year and I heard you this year. What you do, you do well, and then you do it better. I’d love to hear you sing Sir Mixalot–Baby Got Back

Arthi – WHEN YOU TELL ME THAT YOU LOVE ME – DIANA ROSS
Soaring effortlessly through valleys and peaks. Visions of cozy fireplaces and ski lodges. Marshmallows and mittens… (I have no idea, don’t ask) Really nicely done

Megha – NO ONE – ALICIA KEYS
What a different song for you to do. One of the most distinct voices – angelic, sweet, serene, spank-me-I’ve-been-a-bad-girl tone – great to hear you move away from the usual power-diva songs and do something like this ever so well

Neville – HOME - DAUGHTRY
Classic neo/pop rock singer. It’s all about the sound and you have it

Roopika – JESUS TAKE THE WHEEL – CARRIE UNDERWOOD
An aural exhibition of control and phrasing – it sounds really great too

Anaitha – UNFAITHFUL - RIHANNA
In the studio you mentioned that you were not really a singer (or something to that effect). Well… you sound great. An interestingly lovely tone and a great feel, you really seem to mean the song

Aditya – SUCK MY KISS – RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS
That rocked, really. From your performance in the semi finals to this. What to say… well… I’m very interested to see what you have up your sleeve for the disco and RnB rounds

Sharon – I HATE MYSELF FOR LOVING YOU – JOAN JETT & THE BLACKHEARTS
Wow! I was quite concerned when I heard you were doing this song. Y‘see, I had a huge crush on Joan Jett… uh… and Suzi Quatro… and Agnetha Faltskog, Debbie Harry too but… this is about you, sorry… Super stuff woman! Ow!!!

Andy – NO WAY – ANDY
Tight leather, headbands, wristbands and big blond hair – no, this is not S&M Fortnightly. 80s hair metal is what they call it. You go for those notes and you get them.

Megha & Roopika – WHEN YOU BELIEVE – CAREY/HOUSTON
What a vocally glam song to attempt. It could have gone wrong, very wrong. You both sound stunning in places and in others you just sound really good. I was looking forward to a cat-fight in the studio actually, that was the only disappointment. Ha!

Mark – ONE LOVE – HOOTIE & THE BLOWFISH
Another voice to be heard. Super tone and feel. Quite distinguishable – Mark as only Mark can be

Carlton – WE ARE THE CHAMPIONS – QUEEN
Oh… My… God… This is truly special, what a voice and what delivery. Most courageous, a lesson to be learnt: do your thing, and do it fully. Una voce dolce e potente. Bravo! Bravo! Encore!

6 comments:

ceebee said...

u are most kind mr. ibrahim.
As quoted recently in the Daily Bugle – “… I never thought you had it in you!”

thank u for writing :)

Sharmon said...

It is truly a pleasure, you know that... and thank you :)

anoopa said...

Sharmoni. You are truly entertaining to read, and you always have something worthwhile to say. You're a star. Also, thank you for sharing with us, all those little crushes you mentioned. Hahahaha. Kissy.

anoopa said...

111 votes for Sharon Chang as I write this. Dude. Nelson, babe.

Sharmon said...

hahahaha... there's more in that list but i am not gonna go there :) thank you my dearest...

Sharmon said...

Funny readng this a couple of years later :)

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