IAN VENTRESS : Mama. (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Successful Business man Ian Ventress only began writing songs 8 months ago. With no musical background, apart from listening to music, he has now written over 40 compositions. This is his debut single, with singers Lu Ndaka & Matt Kitching taking the lead. Produced by Paul Worthington at Broadwater Studios, Gateshead, the song is a tribute to mothers everywhere. With lyrics that describe the importance of mothers from birth and through your informative years, it’s a really touching song. “Your first step watched by your mama; your first word came from your mama. Your first day at school you were took by your mama; Waiting for you back at home was your mama.” Simple words, but within the lyrics of this song, they’re very effective. Lu Ndaka’s vocals are crisp and clear, and the backing of lively drum rhythms give the track a strong African feel. I’m not usually a fan of rap artists, but Matt Kitchen’s contribution mid-way, fits really well in the finished productions. Some added backing vocals complete, what is, a very catchy debut. 8/10.