O King by Ellen Hayes

Ellen Hayes

Broadjam Artist: Ellen Hayes
Song: O King

Broadjam Pro Reviewer:
Robert Dellaposta (Writer, A&R, Publisher)

Pro General Comments: As a praise and worship song this is well crafted and can be arranged to fit any time slot that the church service needs...two minutes to four minutes. 4:39 is a little long for a live performance in my opinion. This type of song can be used by a soloist in the choir or by a Christian artist with a music ministry. It's moving and stirring. The choir adds just the right musical bed for you to embellish and adlib on and you did so very professionally. The track sounds great...just when it was starting to become predictable you changed it and made it interesting. Musically except for the length I give this an A+. Lyrically is fairly common. I'm not seeing anything in this lyric that hasn't already been said thousands of times in thousands of other praise and worship songs. To going down of the same didn't work for me...till the ending of our day sounds a little more conversational. for being clothed in our right minds? That's not something that people usually say when thanking the lord so i'll give you credit for an original line. For the breath in our bodies is a good line.For our heart beating at the proper time isn't working because there is no improper time for a heart to be beating in my opinion. If we had ten thousand tongues, Lord we couldn't thank you enough, oh)Lord We Love You, O King 4x why only 10,000 tongues why not ten million? You're our provider and we love you lord...you're my provider only speaks for you. Keep it we and our etc. It's true he is known by all the names you listed. This is typical in most praise and worship songs. Lyrically this may serve your purpose if you have a ministry but these common lyrics might not grab the attention of other Christian artists looking for something new to sing. It's a very uplifting song and there really is no incorrect lyric when praising our lord. It's my job to point out lyrics that I think could be improved.

Quote From Pro: This is a very authentic and stirring praise and worship song that showcases Ellen Hayes' enormous vocal abilities. It would not surprise me to hear this song sung in a movie or in a television scene involving a church service with the choir singing.

The Secret Place by Ellen Hayes

Ellen Hayes

Broadjam Artist: Ellen Hayes
Song: The Secret Place

Broadjam Pro Reviewer:
Robert Dellaposta (Writer, A&R, Publisher)

Pro General Comments: Fantastic vocal and great sounding band. Catchy hooks and memorable melodic lines. Stirring spiritual stimulating happy vibrant lively positive and much more. It's a hand clapping toe tapping R&B Contemporary Christian worship song. I can easily hear this is a movie or television show with a religious scene taking place in church. I can see the altar and the choir and the congregation joining in. The sound will be awe inspiring and would touch everyone listening with the holy spirit. Your performance is professionally off the charts. You would hold your own against the best of the best in my opinion. This song shows me you have been blessed with musical talent and skill. This is a master worth promoting to all the musical outlets available. If you don't have a music ministry you should have one and be leading worship with this song. The arrangement is unpredictable and moving. The chords are very colorful and your adlibs are very cool and entertaining. The R&B groove is very pulsating and capturing great instrumental track...love the drums and piano.

Quote From Pro: I would go to church just to hear Ellen Hayes sing. Her true love of Jesus shines through on her vocals and it will surely touch everyone who hears her singing. Watch for her new sing "Secret Place" and be prepared to get blessed.

The Secret Place by Ellen Hayes

Ellen Hayes

Broadjam Artist: Ellen Hayes
Song: The Secret Place

Broadjam Pro Reviewer:
Robert Dellaposta (Writer, A&R, Publisher)

Pro General Comments: Fantastic vocal and great sounding band. Catchy hooks and memorable melodic lines. Stirring spiritual stimulating happy vibrant lively positive and much more. It's a hand clapping toe tapping R&B Contemporary Christian worship song. I can easily hear this is a movie or television show with a religious scene taking place in church. I can see the altar and the choir and the congregation joining in. The sound will be awe inspiring and would touch everyone listening with the holy spirit. Your performance is professionally off the charts. You would hold your own against the best of the best in my opinion. This song shows me you have been blessed with musical talent and skill. This is a master worth promoting to all the musical outlets available. If you don't have a music ministry you should have one and be leading worship with this song. The arrangement is unpredictable and moving. The chords are very colorful and your adlibs are very cool and entertaining. The R&B groove is very pulsating and capturing great instrumental track...love the drums and piano.

Quote From Pro: I would go to church just to hear Ellen Hayes sing. Her true love of Jesus shines through on her vocals and it will surely touch everyone who hears her singing. Watch for her new sing "Secret Place" and be prepared to get blessed.

Can’t Get There From Here by Dave Schnur

Dave  Schnur

Broadjam Artist: Dave Schnur
Song: Can't Get There From Here

Broadjam Pro Reviewer:
Chris Keaton (Music Publisher, Artist Manager, Song Plugger)

Pro General Comments: The track and the players are right on the money here. The session must have really been magical. Very much like the last song I heard, from you, your recording and performance skills are exceptional. These players are top notch and should be creating records! Bravo!Now, the title: in my opinion, you have to be careful with one as ubiquitous as this. In other words, I have heard/read/been presented this title multiple times (and I am just one small voice in the forest!). In my opinion, you have not gone anywhere new with this. It's not original enough to grab my attention. To be brutally honest, I've heard it all before and written better. I am intrigued by one line: about the quarter not being returned. Now, THAT takes me back. But maybe ONLY me. Here's what I mean: the country audience these days skews very young. So young that it's doubtful they even know about pay phones, much less that you had to pay for calls!My suggestion is a rewrite of the lyric and re record the track.

Quote From Pro: The track and the players are right on the money here. The session must have really been magical.

Can’t Get There From Here by Dave Schnur

Dave  Schnur

Broadjam Artist: Dave Schnur
Song: Can't Get There From Here

Broadjam Pro Reviewer:
Chris Keaton (Music Publisher, Artist Manager, Song Plugger)

Pro General Comments: The track and the players are right on the money here. The session must have really been magical. Very much like the last song I heard, from you, your recording and performance skills are exceptional. These players are top notch and should be creating records! Bravo!Now, the title: in my opinion, you have to be careful with one as ubiquitous as this. In other words, I have heard/read/been presented this title multiple times (and I am just one small voice in the forest!). In my opinion, you have not gone anywhere new with this. It's not original enough to grab my attention. To be brutally honest, I've heard it all before and written better. I am intrigued by one line: about the quarter not being returned. Now, THAT takes me back. But maybe ONLY me. Here's what I mean: the country audience these days skews very young. So young that it's doubtful they even know about pay phones, much less that you had to pay for calls!My suggestion is a rewrite of the lyric and re record the track.

Quote From Pro: The track and the players are right on the money here. The session must have really been magical.

Long Decline by Dave Schnur

Dave  Schnur

Broadjam Artist: Dave Schnur
Song: Long Decline

Broadjam Pro Reviewer:
Chris Keaton (Music Publisher, Artist Manager, Song Plugger)

Pro General Comments: Dave, first and foremost please forgive my tardiness in getting this review to you. I apologize.I love the sultry, lazy vibe of this track. The lyric, melody and track make it so easy to visualize the scene. It's as if I am able to be a silent and invisible witness to the entire scene. To my mind, music s supposed to move the listener and this song really does. In fact, it seemingly transports me through time and space to be precisely where this Long Decline takes place.The track is absolutely stunning. The players (WHO THE HECK ARE THESE GUYS!?) are obviously pros. The way they ebb and flow, push and pull each other as they move through time is truly magical. My interpretation of their playing is that they are sympathetic to one another. Listening intently to each other and playing accordingly. Giving one another the space needed for the magic of this music to occur. Bottom line" THEY GET IT!The vocal is just imperfect enough to make the song believable. It's reminiscent of Sinatra's original version of One For My Baby ( and One More For The Road).

Quote From Pro: The recording transports me through time and space to be precisely where this Long Decline takes place.

Long Decline by Dave Schnur

Dave  Schnur

Broadjam Artist: Dave Schnur
Song: Long Decline

Broadjam Pro Reviewer:
Chris Keaton (Music Publisher, Artist Manager, Song Plugger)

Pro General Comments: Dave, first and foremost please forgive my tardiness in getting this review to you. I apologize.I love the sultry, lazy vibe of this track. The lyric, melody and track make it so easy to visualize the scene. It's as if I am able to be a silent and invisible witness to the entire scene. To my mind, music s supposed to move the listener and this song really does. In fact, it seemingly transports me through time and space to be precisely where this Long Decline takes place.The track is absolutely stunning. The players (WHO THE HECK ARE THESE GUYS!?) are obviously pros. The way they ebb and flow, push and pull each other as they move through time is truly magical. My interpretation of their playing is that they are sympathetic to one another. Listening intently to each other and playing accordingly. Giving one another the space needed for the magic of this music to occur. Bottom line" THEY GET IT!The vocal is just imperfect enough to make the song believable. It's reminiscent of Sinatra's original version of One For My Baby ( and One More For The Road).

Quote From Pro: The recording transports me through time and space to be precisely where this Long Decline takes place.

Treasure The Moment by David Banks

David Banks

Broadjam Artist: David Banks
Song: Treasure The Moment

Broadjam Pro Reviewer:
Robert Dellaposta (Writer, A&R, Publisher)

Pro General Comments: David, this is impressive and shows a lot of musical skill and training. The genre is a cross of pop/classical and new age. It's inspirational soothing relaxing pensive serene peaceful dreamy. The melodies are exceptional and the arrangement is A+. I can hear this being used in movies as a cinematic theme or for background and for luxury advertising and commercials for high end cars, jewelry etc and for spas and relaxation ambient atmospheric music. It's stirring, uplifting and kept me interested throughout. I would not hesitate to offer you a non-exclusive contract and pitch this song for sync licensing to movies and television. I can't imagine a music library or music placement company passing on this song. It's very professionally done. Great job. I loved the guitar work and the way you layered the strings. Excellent use of bowing techniques. I'm assuming they were synth but they sounded real. I would bet money this will find its way into a television show, movie, infomercial, documentary or commercial. Keep the faith and keep composing.

Quote From Pro: David Banks is a composer, arranger and instrumentalist who will soon make his mark in the world of classical/orchestral and cinematic music. He is original, creative and unique. His merging of pop influences with classical orchestral influences are both interesting and attention grabbing.

Treasure The Moment by David Banks

David Banks

Broadjam Artist: David Banks
Song: Treasure The Moment

Broadjam Pro Reviewer:
Robert Dellaposta (Writer, A&R, Publisher)

Pro General Comments: David, this is impressive and shows a lot of musical skill and training. The genre is a cross of pop/classical and new age. It's inspirational soothing relaxing pensive serene peaceful dreamy. The melodies are exceptional and the arrangement is A+. I can hear this being used in movies as a cinematic theme or for background and for luxury advertising and commercials for high end cars, jewelry etc and for spas and relaxation ambient atmospheric music. It's stirring, uplifting and kept me interested throughout. I would not hesitate to offer you a non-exclusive contract and pitch this song for sync licensing to movies and television. I can't imagine a music library or music placement company passing on this song. It's very professionally done. Great job. I loved the guitar work and the way you layered the strings. Excellent use of bowing techniques. I'm assuming they were synth but they sounded real. I would bet money this will find its way into a television show, movie, infomercial, documentary or commercial. Keep the faith and keep composing.

Quote From Pro: David Banks is a composer, arranger and instrumentalist who will soon make his mark in the world of classical/orchestral and cinematic music. He is original, creative and unique. His merging of pop influences with classical orchestral influences are both interesting and attention grabbing.

Disconnected (vocals) by Mary P. Carter

Mary P. Carter

Broadjam Artist: Mary P. Carter
Song: Disconnected (vocals)

Broadjam Pro Reviewer:
Robert Dellaposta (Writer, A&R, Publisher)

Pro General Comments: Mary, I really liked your vocal...you are showing a lot of improvement...the melodies are all well crafted...catchy and memorable...the sound of the drum machine is hurting the song...the piano is OK but nothing great...your vocal is the best part of the song...try to avoid cliches where possible...old lines that have been used in thousands of other songs won't get you noticed as a creative songwriter...I like the hook...one word hooks are good...the song has a retro groove and feel...good rhyme good meter and good phrasing...a few more details might help the story line...the demo sounds very basic...If you want to pitch this to movies and television or to a major artist the instrumental has to be stronger in my opinion...the drums are really thin and sound like a basic drum machine program that comes with a keyboard...even with the thin demo the song sounds pretty good because of your vocal...good job...

Quote From Pro: Mary has the soul and emotion of a classic R&B singer from the 60's. Her melodies are catchy and memorable and will touch the heart of everyone who lived through the early Motown years. She is constantly improving her craft.