Tommie Brewster | My Own Shade of Blue

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My Own Shade of Blue

by Tommie Brewster

After a journey of over 2 years, through deep and life-changing experiences, here is a collection of songs reflecting the light and shade and passion, brought from deep within to the piano keys and to the voice; each track supremely individual.
Genre: Blues: Mellow Blues
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1. Once in a Lifetime
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2. Cry Some More
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3. Shouldn't Be Here
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4. This Waiting Game
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5. Is It Now
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6. Power to Hurt Me
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7. Lost Myself in You
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8. Instead of You
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9. Make It Easy On Me
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10. Just Looks Like I'm Alive
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
My second and self produced album has been just as much of a journey as the first one, but in vastly different ways.
In truth, many of the songs on here were already written at the time the first album was released, but life events
conspired to delay their entry into the world and by the time I arrived at this point, I had of course written many
more, so one of the hardest tasks was deciding which song I put out.

I had chosen the album title 'My Own Shade of Blue' a long time back, to reflect and celebrate the fact that
I write and perform the blues just the way I do, so no apologies for being maybe outside of the modern
traditional sounds.

I write music just about every day of my life; it never stops at all, and getting the song I first heard in my
head, along with the lyrics that came with it, to the finished state is something I also do every day in some
way. I take great care in my playing of piano or any other instrument I put on there, and work closely
with the drummer and bass player to get precisely the sounds and rhythms I want.

The songs are actually quite varied:
I would say that Cry Some More, Make It Easy On Me and Power To Hurt Me are possibly more recognisable
blues, whereas there are softer ballads also in Once In A Lifetime and Instead of You.
Is It Now is strictly 'swing', but that's just the way the song came! Shouldn't Be Here and This Waiting Game
are really very individual; Lost Myself In You is a very lyrical ballad and the final song on the album
Just Looks Like I'm Alive is really very special to me and very simple in structure: no drums or bass,
simply my piano and some excellent cello.

I love all my songs in different ways, and each of them demands different things from me, both in the playing
and in the vocals and each one is a journey of its own as I set out to produce a finished product that satisfies
what I was trying to achieve when the song was conceived in my head - and in my heart, for they all come
from my heart and my soul. All of it is part of me.


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Bob Birch

Tommie Brewster's My Own Shade of Blues
When I hear a new song from Tommie Brewster I think, this has to be my favorite...... and then I hear the next one..... and then the one after that. Thats what Tommie has, the ability to captivate your mind and heart with her seductive voice.
Her new album 'My Own Shade Of Blue' is everything you would expect from Tommie and more. I often ask myself, can it get any better? The answer is always 'Yes'!
Tommie Brewster has arrived..... the world knows it...... do you?
Checkout this album, you won't be disappointed......

Bob Birch, Late Night Presenter, Venture Radio UK

Josephrodz

Tommie Brewster - My Own Shade of Blue
An album that can not miss in your music collection,highly recomended!

Bert Gagnon

Tommie Brewster's My Own Shade of Blue
CD Review
Review written by Bert Gagnon, Neon Productions Radio, Musictogousa.com

Tommie Brewster's new cd "My Own Shade Of Blue" is certainly appropriately titled. Tommie's handling of blues is not typical but the exception. Her blues is fashioned in a fusion/eclectic complexity incorporating jazz, swing and easy listening elements along with her classical styling into a blues version that only Tommie can bring. As she creates in the universal theme of relationships and love and heartbreak, these set of songs are quite emotional to the nth degree. Her haunting vocals along with her exceptional compositions are especially meant for the listener to be empathetic with the mood and expressions. Tommie creates an atmosphere of relevance in heartfelt emotions and each song is soulfully executed.
Key tracks on this album are "Cry Some More", "Power To Hurt Me", "Shouldn't Be Here", "Is It Now", "This Waiting Game".
I was quite impressed with this album as the songs are the epitome of real life.
"My Own Shade Of Blue" is the combination of high quality lryical content along with high quality compositions resulting in an expressive and impressionistic set of songs.

David Mobley - Songwriter/Producer

Tommie Brewster - My Own Shade of Blue
Once again - another masterpiece from New Zealands (and one of the world's) greatest songwriters - Tommie Brewster. This isn't the first album I've bought from Tommie nor will it be my last. Tommie puts so much of herself into each and every song - and hearing is believing. Tommie is one of only a handful of songwriters that I've ever come across that has the ability to write each song she composes to read like a great novel. When you listen to Tommie's songs - you not only hear her words - you see them play out right before your eyes. The music world is very fortunate to have songwriters like Tommie Brewster. Thanks again Tommie for another brilliant masterpice!...

Kay Van Hoesen

Tommie Brewster's Shade of Blue
Smooth and silky. Beautiful lyrics touching the soul.

Kay Van Hoesen

Tommie Brewster's Shade of Blue
These tracks will take you on a journey. Soulful, emotional, true. Almost feels like the artist has been reading my mind.

Wendy Rudin

Tommie Brewster Second Album
My Own Shade of Blue” is the latest album from Tommie Brewster & one of her best.
Tommie’s voice is smooth & seductive like the finest chocolate & everyone will want more, more, more.
Tommie draws you into her music, making you really listen to her lyrics. Her voice is the main feature of every song & not competing with instrumentals. It’s a perfect blend, showcasing her voice to perfection.
Congratulations Tommie, discerning music lovers will make this a cd to remember.

Wendy Rudin
Music Reviewer
Australian Broadcasting
Dec 6th 2012