Bronze Radio Return – Up, On & Over

Bronze Radio Return – Up, On & Over

Bronze Radio Return

Bronze Radio Return
Up, On & Over
Record Review
By Tamyra Davis for Local Band Review

They’re back. Bronze Radio Return is back!  As I write this review, “Hey Mister, Mister” is pumping from my headphones and all I can think is how perfect this song would be for radio today.  I’m not a huge fan of commercial radio but it has its bright spots and BRR would be one of them.

This is one of those albums where my review can’t possibly express how amazing this album truly is. I’m no professional writer and at this very moment, I wish I was, so that I could put down on paper what this album has done to me. So far the word WOW is all I have. It certainly won’t win me any creative writing contests

The reality is this.  You need to buy this album.  It’s a must-have in your collection because when it blows up – and it will you – want to be one of the first to have it.

Every tune is crafted with beautiful harmonies and stellar melodies.  Bronze Radio Return is made up of Chris Henderson (vocals and guitar), Rob Griffith (drums), Bob Tanen (bass), Matt Warner (organ/keyboards/samples), Patrick (Packy) Fetkowitz (Lead Guitar), and Craig Struble (Harmonica, Banjo).

BRR was formed in Hartford, Connecticut by Chris Henderson and Rob Griffith; both alumns from the Hartt School of Music. In 2008, the lineup became complete and they haven’t looked back.

Here is the track listing for what is sure to be the breakthrough album for a band that has the right sound for the right time.

Up, On & Over
Mister, Mister
Further On
Rather Never Know
Melting in My !cebox
All In
Soon As I Fall
World Spin, Home Spun
Thick and Thin
M.O.T.R(Middle Of The Road)
Above, Below
Gilded Lady
Everyday Parade
Stop and Pose

The stand outs for me are “Mister, Mister”, “Melting In My Icebox” and, what is sure to be the next great road song, “World Spin, Home Spun”. “Thick and Thin” is just perfection and “Above Below” is a wonderful acoustic track with just Chris Henderson and a guitar…and it’s really all you need. Every track – and I mean every track – will move you either physically or emotionally. You won’t be able to help yourself.

There are so many bands out there trying to do this American Roots thing but Bronze Radio Return is at the heart of American Roots Music.  You will not be disappointed. This IS the album that will take ourHartfordboys to the next level. Can’t wait to see what happens next.

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Til next time keep on rockin!!!


Tamyra Davis

A singer in her own right, Tamyra Davis has been performing with local bands and as a solo act for 20 years after graduating from the Greater Hartford Academy of the Arts. She was chosen to perform for Hartford’s hands across America program and was approached by the Rev. Jesse Jackson backstage who proclaimed “Girl you have pipes”.

Tam has been singing since the ripe old age of 5 years old when her mother caught her doing an entire performance of the Captain and Tenille’s version of “You better shop around” in the front seat of her Cadillac. Born and raised in Southington, CT Tamyra was fortunate to grow up in a house full of music and studied voice through private lessons and master classes. Her appreciation for the “art” of music is what brought her to LBR and we are pleased to have her on board.

Tamyra lives in Berlin, CT with her boyfriend, a drummer and master vinyl collector and two dogs. She has a 16 year old son who is a blogger himself on all things sports. Tam serves on the Board of Directors for Bikers Against Animal Cruelty who help abused and neglected animals and she is happily jamming with some of her favorite bands while doing occasional reunion shows with UnCovered , the band she fronted until she decides on her next adventure.

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