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WHAT THE PRESS HAVE TO SAY

Just a small sample of what the press have to say about releases from Last Tango Productions:

“David has a husky soulful voice but it sounds as much at home on the contemporary as it does on the more traditional numbers.” WINNIPEG FREE PRESS (David St Germain)

“her songs are really cheeky, in a way that would be appropriate blasting from car speakers of an ’84 El Camino driven by a Capri 100s chain-smoking great aunt with a toy poodle and fuzzy dice hanging from the rearview mirror.”  EXCLAIM (Cheryl Thibideau)

“Zee has a big, husky voice with a big, husky guitar to match — bluesy and soulful, with some funk, smooth jazz and rock tossed in for good measure. Zee and his band have fun reviving Sweeny Todd’s 80s hit Roxy Roller.” KW RECORD (Jimmy Zee)

“Amy’s voice lends well to all the arrangements, and the additional trumpet, dobro and cello give the songs depth and moral fiber.” MONDAY MAGAZINE (Amy Cunningham)

“Along with original compositions, Toronto loop maven Jordan Fine radically messes with “Log Driver’s Waltz,” “Eleanor Rigby,” “Jessie’s Girl” and “Higher Love.” 
MONTREAL MIRROR (Fine Canadian Forces)

“Zee has a big, husky voice with a big, husky guitar to match — bluesy and soulful, with some funk, smooth jazz and rock tossed in for good measure…” 
KITCHENER-WATERLOO RECORD (Jimmy Zee)

“…delivers the goods with performances that are luminous and stirring.”
SEE MAGAZINE (Oliver Schroer)

“Calgary’s Candelora are a tight band, both on CD and outside of music…The production is polished, the music muted and crafted meticulously and the vocals laid on with just the right tinge of emotion.” 
EARSHOT MAGAZINE (Candelora)

“…quite a nice singer… accomplished and solid jazz players.”
WINNIPEG FREE PRESS (Mary Barry)

“…the result is hip.”
VANCOUVER PROVINCE (Cranston Foundation)

“…lilting, otherworldly vocal experiments…”
NOW (Laurel MacDonald)

“…wins me over with attitude and its TLC-style pop-R&B trappings.”
ACCESS MAGAZINE (Cory Lee)

“…moments of real beauty…”
SCENE MAGAZINE (Usra Leedham)

“From “Volcano” to a cover of the Canadian classic “Log Driver’s Waltz”, his musical sense is fascinating…”
EXCLAIM (Jordan Fine/Fine Canadian Forces)

“…she could be the new Diana Krall.”
EYE WEEKLY (Sophie Berkal-Sarbit)

“A bit of soul, a touch of jazz and underlying drama make “Folk Tales” a perfect accompaniment to a glass of red on a snowy Sunday afternoon.”
THE TELEGRAM (Matt Lipscombe)

“…Canadian country has another voice.”
VANCOUVER PROVINCE (Tracy Millar)

“A varied and interesting rock album with some cool poppy, rockers and some great playing.”
TIMES & TRANSCRIPT (Sam Hell)

“…a stark individuality that is remarkable and constantly entertaining.”
RED DEER EXPRESS (Shane Philip)

“Brane is almost the next great thing in Canadian metal.”
HALIFAX DAILY NEWS (Brane)

“If you like danceable music by a bunch of cartoon-er, sorry, kartoon-characters, then put this one down on your Christmas list.”
VUE WEEKLY (Kartoon Kids)

“Dana Wylie has a voice big enough for the Bomber Stadium…”
WINNIPEG FREE PRESS (Dana Wylie Band)

“Like any good album, Millar leaves her listener wanting more.”
REGINA LEADER POST (Tracy Millar)

“…a low, slow, roll in the urban soundscape and a perfect way to just chill.”
EARSHOT (Usra Leedham)

“The band’s groove-based music is like one of those cosmic bodies that absorbs everything in its path – in this case, funk, blues, rock and a nameless experimental urge that sometimes pulls them near Captain Beefheart’s wiggy orbit.”
GLOBE & MAIL (Guerilla Funk Monster)

“…this stacks up with anything out of Nashville.”
VANCOUVER PROVINCE (Cathy Korpi)

“Hot local girl with more pipes than a plumbing school!”
VUE WEEKLY (Amber Schneider)

“The voice of Sophie Berkal-Sarbit deserves attention…”
TORONTO STAR (Sophie Berkal-Sarbit)

“…a mix of hazy trip-hop, clear vocal nods to Joni Mitchell and sultry vocals a la Sade…moments of real beauty…”
SCENE MAGAZINE (Usra Leedham)

“These Toronto gals get points for cool content.”
MONTREAL MIRROR (Swing Rosie)

“Listen carefully to Camino and you’ll hear the sounds of pilgrims praying, children playing, birds, bells and footsteps…”
ELLE CANADA (Oliver Schroer)

“…free-spirited vocals and piano driven melodies…sensuous and hit-worthy.”
HOMEMAKERS MAGAZINE (Lesley Pike)

“…a little streetwise hip-hop influence grafted on to a little metal and a lot of reggae. The result is hip…”
VANCOUVER PROVINCE (Cranston Foundation)

“…folk tunes that centre on Wylie’s rapid-fire lyrics and offbeat subjects.”
CHART (Emma Cook)

“…there’s something about Matt Lipscombe’s latest solo effort, Folk Tales, that makes me want to drop it into the tray of my CD player and just leave it there.”
THE GUARDIAN (Matt Lipscomb)

“Inspired by the reaction she received from children Esty has created The Kartoon Kids, a CD for three- to seven-year-olds that includes entertaining and educational tracks.”
GLOW (Kim Esty)

“Elemental 1960s-inspired gospel-laced soul… these first-rate songs are taut, muscular and simple… Every cut is a potential winner…”
TORONTO STAR (Shane Phillips)

“A fine slice of new Canadian jazz pop that will certainly earn the exotic Karina Zorn plenty of notices.”
KELOWNA CAPITAL NEWS (Karina Zorn)

“…looped and multilayered and doubled back on itself to hypnotic effect.”
TORONTO SUN (Laurel MacDonald)

“Folk Tales aptly sums up his most recent full-length, songs from this city in the keys of pop, mellowed blues, jazz and country.”
OTTAWA XPRESS (Matt Lipscomb)

“This musical and historical journey is bound to give us an exceptional musical peek into another world.”
TORONTO STAR (Oliver Schroer)

“Backed by a talented group of musicians, the songwriting and arrangements are first class… Cook has the ability to take the familiar and then suddenly surprise you by going off in another direction completely.”
SCENE (Emma Cook)

“By channeling great artists like Marvin Gaye and Al Green without attempting to merely impersonate them – the Montreal-based singer offers up an exhilarating treat.”
EDMONTON JOURNAL (Shane Phillips)

“…full-on honest dirty-fun blues-flavoured joyful rock loudness…”
SEE (Carson Cole)

“The empyreal vocalizing of this Toronto-by-way-of-Halifax singer may be wordless but it is rarely short of things to say… Which is to say, it is less to be listened to than immersed in.
TORONTO STAR’S ANTI-HIT LIST by John Sakamoto (Laurel MacDonald)

“Atlantic Seabreeze gives this album very high ratings on its rating list.”
ATLANTIC SEABREEZE (Kate Ashby-Craft)

“…the Guerilla Funk Monster sound is as enigmatic and as hard to explain as their name.”
CHART (Guerrilla Funk Monster)

“Roots-rocker Mike Plume has long been a favourite Western live act… A generally impressive outing sure to please his fan base.”
EXCLAIM (Mike Plume)

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