By: Jenna Melanson
Album – Three Waltzes and a Parade
Release Date – August 2015
Download Link – http://www.cdbaby.com/AlbumDetails.aspx?AlbumID=roxannetellier2
Genre – Adult Contemporary/ Jazz
Toronto, ON based singer-songwriter, Roxanne Tellier released a four song album, “Three Waltzes and a Parade” in August 2015. The album was partly a birthday gift from her husband, Shawn O’Shea and party a continuation of more than 30 years of making music together. Shawn chose the material and produced the album.
Of the four songs chosen, two are Shawn O’Shea’s own, “A Man without a Woman” and “Passion Parade”. Of the four songs, the one that stood out to me was “Passion Parade”, although this isn’t my normal style of music, I can appreciate the songwriting behind it and the Jazz style vocals and music that creates the track.
One thing I would say is that each of the four songs sound very similar, and show very little creativity in choosing the tracks, I would have enjoyed to hear something a little more upbeat that shows off more of what Roxanne’s vocals are capable of.
That being said, she does what she does well, and I love how the album came about. If you are a fan of Jazz, I recommend you check out the album.
Connect with Roxanne Tellier:
I’m Jenna, and I am the founder and editor of Canadian Beats. I have had a strong love for Canadian music, which started many years ago. I have a passion for promoting these talented Canadian bands and artists, and that’s how Canadian Beats came to be. I am so proud of what it has become over the last few years, with many talented music lovers and writers coming together to spread the word of Canada’s music.