Bray – Pins And Needles

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Music Review by EDF

Have you ever had the feeling that no matter how hard you try, people around you just do not get what you are trying to do? That is what Bray was faced with when playing the local club venues around San Francisco for the last few years without much success. Whether it was his good looks or his music that just was not gaining him any attention, Bray took off to Europe where he found an audience there that were a lot more receptive to his music. Fuelled by the sort of reaction he was missing back home, upon his return to the U.S., he found himself selling out large venues in San Francisco.

Armed with a new set of songs PINS AND NEEDLES, is a culmination of everything coming together for Bray. Armed with the kind of rock guitar riffs that reaches out and grabs the listener’s attention, it would be hard to ignore this selection of power guitar pop tunes. Tracks such as THE INVISIBLE MAN and HOURGLASS are radio friendly songs up to a point where Bray’s guitar playing is the dirtiest and the most intense that have been heard from any artist in a long while.

The one thing that you will notice as a listener is how polished this album actually is. You almost forget that Bray is an independent artist and it will only be a matter of time before he is snapped up by a major label. If that happens, we can only hope that we will hear more songs such as the dirty blues riff on YOU IN THAT DRESS and WRAP YOURSELF but for now, go buy the album and see him live when he comes to your town. Play this one loud to annoy your kids.

5 stars