Vancouver Province Album Review

The good folks at the Van­cou­ver Province reviewed my new album Mer­cury in Song­birds rather favourably in my opin­ion. Read it for yourself!

PATRICK BREALEY: Mer­cury In Songbirds

For­mer Van­cou­verite Brealey sure made the right choice pack­ing up his bags and head­ing for Toronto. Where there was once a very lit­er­ate fairly famil­iar singer/​songwriter there is now a swing­ing roots/​country artist whose writ­ing smacks of expe­ri­ence well beyond his years. The band, the Knives, indeed does cut its way through full on rock­ers such as I Don’t Want To Hear Another Love Song to the mar­vel­lous The Devil Didn’t Make Me Do It. Given the sub­ject mat­ter of much of the mate­r­ial, one can’t help but won­der if this is a break-​​up album of sorts. But when he hits near Roy Orbi­son notes in Some­thing To Do With You, you’ll want to croon along. Look­ing for­ward to more from this guy.

Grade: B plus