Showbiz pal of mine. This young chap from Cardiff does a real old-timey country pop thing with lots of beach boys bits and is basically shameless pop with melodies that come and put their head in your lap like a faithful old dog.
He sent me a cd yesterday of his most recent and first recordings and they're all Faboo. His earlier stuff has a touch of the bleeps on it and he shares my love of putting twinkly xylophone and organ sounds on everything.
But if you listen to
you'll hear his 'mid-period' with full band going for the whole 'hang on, there's an inch of speaker space we haven't filled with some hooksome pop jangle'.
go listen to him. and if you ever get the chance to see him live then do, just try and watch him without a big dumb grin nearly toppling your head at his offbeat humour and 50s throwback charm.