The music’s on her

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It’s always nice to receive something you want in the post and this morning Wendy Kirkland’s latest album release, The Music’s On Me.., was that something. The eleven tracks on the CD are inspired by life on the road for a working musician and include a mixture of other people’s tunes with added lyrics and original compositions.

The line-up for the album is her standard quartet: Wendy being at the piano and providing the vocals; husband Gary Sprakes is the bands guitarist; Paul Jefferies plays both bass guitar and double bass with Steve Wyndham on drums. There are two guest musicians in Roger Beaujolais and Tommaso Starace on vibes and sax respectively. The standard set by this band is high and it is quite clear that they have spent many hours playing as a unit.

Sprakes and Kirkland compositions open and close the album with some…

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