Stu Pollard – New Tricks

For film nuts out there some of you might already know this guy, but not as musician.  A graduate of the prestigious USC film school, Stu Pollard has directed, produced and written a number of films.  Not any big films, but I won’t judge as I have not been involved in a one.  Wearing his singer/songwriter hat Stu Pollard has just released his debut CD.  The seven songs, all which he wrote himself, on the album feature him playing keyboards and singing.  You can hear twinges of Joe Jackson, Phil Collins, Kenny Loggins, and even Bryan Adams in some of the songs.  In other words this is all pretty easy listening stuff.  The songs range from old fashioned love ditties to more funky dance/rock tracks.  It is all good enough for me to be interested in this guy’s evolution as an artist.  As a bonus in the digipack that makes up the CD you get alternate versions of two songs plus and a ten page booklet filled with photos and the lyrics.

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