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Get used to hearing the name Kirby Sewell, a lot. Kirby Sewell
is no flash in the pan when it comes to the blues, as being voted this years Top Blues
Vocalist at the 2008 Calgary International Blues Festival, is testimony to. In
fact, just a few moments into Kirby's new self-titled CD, you will be more than
convinced, that this fine Canadian Blues Man, is something special.
Kirby's CD consist of 6 wonderful tracks, 2 of which he wrote
with Neil Gunhold, Beautiful Tomorrow and Melanie.
In addition to Kirby's amazing vocals, this CD contains a
outstanding list of Special Guests, which include Tim Williams, Amos Garrett,
and Andrzej Ryszka, as well as, the wonderful background vocals of Dana
Crawford, Dawn Desmarais, and Heather Blush.
The Covers on Kirby's CD are a done to perfection and a true
testament of talent to Kirby, his Guest Musicians, and his Band.
All in All Kirby's Newest is a thoroughly enjoyable, highly
recommended CD and one that will get many others whom listen to it excited and
looking forward to his next project.
Review by John Vermilyea (Blues Underground Network)
Come On Into My Kitchen - featuring Tim Williams
Melanie - groove by Andrzej Ryszka & Jeremy Coates
Black Cat Bone - featuring Derek Littlejohn on guitar
Something You Got - featuring Derek Littlejohn on guitar
Ain't No Sunshine - featuring Amos Garrett & John Lacey
Beautiful Tomorrow - by Kirby Sewell & Neil Gunhold
About Kirby Sewell
It took losing everything for Kirby Sewell to learn to sing the Blues.
Life has taken and life has given to Sewell, who channels those emotional experiences into stand out live performances that connect with people.
“Performing the Blues is a ceremony,” quips the 6 ft 6 singer. “It is expressing the pain that you lived thru and celebrating that you are standing in a much, much different place!”
Kirby's most recent celebration was this summer on the main stage at the 2008 Calgary International Blues Festival, an opportunity that he won being voted as Calgary's Top Blues Vocalist.
His mother recognizing his talent early has said "Kirby began vocalizing at 2 years old before he could even speak, humming melodies to my old record collections." It was his mom persuading him to sing in Church and playing the lead in a High School musical where he found his desire to perform in front of large groups of people.
Sewell, pronounced Soul, has recorded several music projects with various local bands and could recently be seen fronting the R&B band the Rippers, who also performed at the first Calgary Bluesfest in 2005. His musical past includes a top charting song "Like It Like You Do!" on the R&B Chart on Garageband.com, opening for Wide Mouth Mason, and appearances on the Coke Stage at the Calgary Stampede, Flatland Music Festival & New Music West.
Always industrious, the singer-songwriter just released a self-titled 6 song EP on www.PronouncedSoul.com, that bares the sound of his last name.
With a natural blues stature, this big man with a big voice looks forward to sharing his unique talent with audiences everywhere.
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