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Gemma-Dawn Shaw by Gemma-Dawn Shaw

Cross Rhythms Rating: 5/10
Tags: Gospel, CD, EP, Independent
Normal Dispatch Time: 1-3 days
A debut EP release by a lady gospel singer from Worksop, Nottinghamshire.

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  1. 1. For Such A Time As This
  2. 2. Here I Am
  3. 3. I Surrender All
  4. 4. For Such A Time As This (Backing Track)
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Reviewed by Trevor Kirk

Nottingham-born Gemma-Dawn has spent a good few years on the UK gospel scene. Like many before her and no doubt like many since, she began singing in church at an early age, sang in her university Christian Union choir, and was a member of an award-winning girl gospel trio. Since 2003, when the group broke up, she has been under the wing of Nottingham's best-known gospel singer Freddie Kofi, and her debut solo EP, which Freddie produced, arranged, engineered and played keys and synths, was released in the autumn of 2006. Her press release enthuses about "a fresh, unique sound", but the problem is, to my ears at least, it's very similar to a lot of the other gospel sounds around. There are echoes of many gospel divas here, the one difference being that it's all pretty gentle, with not a lot of fire and passion. Gemma-Dawn wrote one of the three songs here, another was penned in 1994 by a late lamented former member of her trio, and the third is the old gospel song "I Surrender All". I think that she and Freddie need to sit down and decide which way she needs to go style-wise, because there's nothing here that makes her stand out from the crowd.

Style: Gospel
Cross Rhythms Product Code: 21115
Product Format: CD
Content Type: EP
Cat. Code: LittleGiant LGCD008
Items: 1
Release Date: 2006

A debut EP release by a lady gospel singer from Worksop, Nottinghamshire.

Posted by Millicent Stephenson in Sutton Coldfield at 12:58 on Nov 10 2006

Really love this EP. Very Helen Baylorish in lyrics, Sandy Patti on the high tones. Excellent and inspiring words and melody. Love it.

More please!

Posted by Beverley Lawson in Mansfield at 14:54 on Nov 24 2006

Gemma has a beautiful, sultry voice which adds depth and quality to the lyrics.

A must Buy!

Posted by Dawn Shaw in Woodbridge, Va. USA at 21:24 on Jan 16 2007

I was looking up other people with my name!

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