Paul “Bluey” Maunick has always been an innovator, not afraid to add a new twist to his current project, which is probably why after 30 years and 14 studio albums he and his band still sound fresh and up to date.
Album number 15 has the familiar voices of Maysa (The Less You Know & Capricorn Sun) and Vanessa Haynes (Ain’t It Time, Don’t Break Me Down, To Be With You & The Way You Love) along with newcomers Mo Brandis (Goodbye To Yesterday, Don’t Wanna Know & This Must Be Love) and Natalie Williams (Above The Night, Restless As We Are & The Stars From Here).
Added to the strong vocal talents of the above is a tight, sharp horn section coupled with a rhythm section that most groups would trade their souls for. All in all a great effort and with summer on the way a perfect CD for the backyard, cottage and even a long drive.
If this is the way “Bluey” is headed, and I hope that’s the case, then the future of this classic band is very secure.