No Sinner – Boo Hoo Hoo CD Review

Boo Hoo HooNo Sinner
Boo Hoo Hoo
Provogue Records

There is nothing to cry about or go Boo Hoo Hoo about this début album from No Sinner the Canadian Blues Rock Band who produce a confident sound which they are delighted with. The vocals are delivered by Colleen Rennison which if you play a word game you will see that No Sinner is her surname backwards! More importantly that word play is the vocal dexterity it is truly a heady cocktail of emotions, sweet and sugar, down and out dirty always with a sultry edge that draws you into every track this four-piece delivers on the album. The album is nine strong tracks, nothing has been added in as a filler with a mix of tonal textures, and tempos that keep you interested, this is a band that loves music and refuses to be trapped in a single style of the blues, thus every track has a contemporary edge. The drumming from Ian Browne is superb whether it is the crashing full on intro to Boo Hoo Hoo or the in the background rhythm driving drumming on Rise Up. The delightful licks from guitarist Eric Campbell as demonstrated on Runnin’ blends around Colleen’s vocals adding that urgency and giving the track the feel of the hot and steamy delta of Southern Rock. Devil on my Back combines with metronomic drumming, guitar licks, vocals and a strong bass line delivered by Bradley Ferguson, this is the track from this accomplished album that steps out above the rest demonstrating that this is a band that is the sum of the many producing blues that lead you to its emotional heart.
This is a band that produces a complete sound it is blues with a spiced up rock feeling that delights from the first drum beats of the title and opening track Boo Hoo Hoo until the guitar and vocals wave you a moving and gentle goodbye on September Moon leaving you wishing for another track so simple solution replay the album which you will do time and time again. I do wish the cover of the CD had artistic flair and less of a simplistic marketing solution that really is a little dated early 21st century, in the end it is the music inside the cover that sells and boy this music should sell…

Will Ireland - No Sinner
Photographer Will Ireland – No Sinner

Bluesdoodles gives this CD out of TEN doodle paws a doodle rating of

Eight ……… pawprint half inch

This is a great band so take the opportunity to see No Sinner live in U.K at Dot to Dot FestivalManchester May 23rd @ Satan’s Hollow; Bristol May 24th @ The Exchange and Nottingham May 25th @ Spanky Van Dykes; Leeds 27th May @ Brundell Social Club; London 29th May @ The Garage then of to Europe, France, Netherlands and Germany before returning to Canada.

Photographer Al Stuart - No Sinner
Photographer Al Stuart – No Sinner

Festivals this is definitely a band to book for 2015……

Listen to Boo Hoo Hoo below but you really should buy the CD and get to a venue to catch the classy sound they produce..

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