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Jayson Norris - Save My Soul EP Review

16 May 2014 // A review by Dilemma

New from Jayson Norris is the Save My Soul EP as part of NZ Music Month. If you are a fan of Kora style rock or Tiki Taane melodies then you will love this five-song EP, cleverly incorporating roots and the groove of mainstream guitar rock’n’soul to blur genres. This is Norris's third release, previously releasing a couple of albums which when compared to earlier releases you could say that Save My Soul is pleasantly mature with that same sweet Tiki Taane soul, who is in fact happens to be the producer on the EP. 

The tracks are very well put together, Closer To You is a ballad that mixes up the groovy roots sound by adding in some cello. Throughout the EP you can't fault the lyrics or vocals, each track showcasing his natural singing talent. 27 introduces some heavy set acoustic and electric guitars. Waterfall is more of a dub track with the electronic synths and a bit of harmonica thrown in for good musical measure. While All I Need has a definite summery vibe that you could image listening to out in a beer garden. Adding in the title track all in all this is another great EP to add to your New Zealand Music Month collection.

 

About Jayson Norris

Jayson Norris is a Singer/Songwriter originally from Kaitaia, a small town situated in the far north of New Zealand’s North Island. Jayson relocated to London in 2004 where he has remained. Since his move to the UK, Jayson Norris has released two albums, A Basket Full in 2006 and the 2009 release Freedom To Live.

A Basket Full was released in 2006 on Jayson’s own Indie label, Rangiputa Records and achieved over 2,000 sales independently in London alone. Singles like Window and The Beginning winning favour with an ever increasing fan base.

The independent success of A Basket Full provided opportunities for support slots throughout the UK with well known artists such as Blue King Brown, Pete Murray, Dave Dobbyn, Breaks Co-Op and The Black Seeds, along with invitations to perform at some of London’s biggest music festivals including Love Box, Secret Garden and Toast to name just a few.

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Releases

Eroded
Year: 2016
Type: EP
Save My Soul
Year: 2014
Type: EP
Freedom Twenty Eight
Year: 2011
Type: Album
A Basket Full
Year: 2006
Type: Album

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