Memory of Voices is the third release from singer/songwriter Andrew Wiltshire, but as he confesses, the first he’s pushed a bit more than just to family and friends.
With a background in theatre, performing has always come naturally. With the first thoughts of performing covers in the main, the song writing bug soon hit and certainly the body of work on this album shows a writing maturity that you would expect from an artist on album number 3.
Wiltshire possesses a very emotive vocal, with hints of the classic singer/songwriter like Gilbert O’Sullivan or David Gates definitely there. The harmonies (Andrew backs himself on all the tracks) work well and its evident very early on that singing comes naturally to this artist.
It is a varied bag of songs that make up this record, very well put together dynamically and with ballads and bolder, more upbeat tracks nicely spaced on the record. Standout tracks include the excellent ‘Cold’, a troubadour like folk number with nice accompaniment and excellent harmonies – and the title track, the haunting ‘Memory of Voices.
This is a nice listen, and two or three full plays through will reward the listener. You can find out more about this artist at www.myspace.com/andrewwiltshire and you can find this record on iTunes and Amazon.