CD Small House Records (RRP $15)
Tamworth-born son of a country musician Gavin Gardner has recorded five honest offerings on his first CD production by small independent recording label Small House Records.
With a smooth pop sound Gardner explores his understanding of the Grace of God and the difficulty of moving beyond self to consider the bigger world picture.
The backing is simple and uncluttered and the production high quality with a clean design presentation.
This EP offering won’t set the world on fire and while the songs are strong they are not particularly memorable.
Sales will no doubt depend on Gardner’s commitment to travelling the hard road of live performances for building his audience.
Hear the samples or order the CD from Small House Records www.smallhouserecords.com.au ($15 plus $4 postage and handling). Also available on iTunes.
Reviewed by Bruce Mullan