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As Ever It Is

by Everett Bradley

An Ev-pressionistic painting - all color, sound and heart - a stripped down, funky, raw, smooth, haunting original.
Genre: Pop: with Live-band Production
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1. Say
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2. What About Me
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3. Cool Cool Thang
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4. Water
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5. Fearless
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6. So There Go I
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7. Spell
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8. Gray
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9. Whadify
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10. Illumination
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11. Sometimes Sunshine
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12. Human Love
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
Billboard Magazine Review 3/31/01

A vocalist, songwriter, choreographer, actor, playwright, and musician,Everett Bradley apparently has no problem wearing several hats. A musical chameleon, he's performed at New York's legendary CBGB, crooned jazz at smoky downtown nightclubs, dabbled in dance music in England, toured with the likes of David Bowie and Jon Bon Jovi, and led the cast of Swing, a Broadway musical he helped create. On this fine debut, Bradley remains musically diverse and turns in a wonderfully rich collection of songs. Vocally, Bradley -- who either wrote or co-wrote all 12 tracks -- is somewhere between Seal and George Michael. Tracks like "Spell," "Illumination," and "So There I Go" reveal an incredibly confident artist, one who's not afraid to follow his own path. Contact: Everettbradley.com.

People Magazine Review 6/25/01

Lyrics bordering on poetry,plus big-voiced,pop-accented R&B vocals that never turn saccharine, power Bradley's lucious debut disc. Pay particular attention to "Gray" and "Say."

This Grammy-nominated singer/songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, actor, dancer has been gracing New York with his multi-flavored art for the past 11 years. He has done everything from touring and performing in and out of the studio with musical giants like Stevie Wonder, Jon Bon Jovi, Quincy Jones, and David Bowie, topping the charts in Europe with his dance classic,"I Luv U Baby", to being the first American to lead the British percussive sensation "STOMP." He is currently co-writer, arranger, and star of the hit new musical,"SWING," which also has just been Grammy- nominated for best Broadway Cast recording!

Everett's debut solo record,"As Ever It Is"(which was recently featured in the "Promicide" episode of Dawson's Creek) is an amazingly funky, colorful, smart and melodic pop record with a unique vocal that combines the sophistication of Seal, the drama of George Michael, with the attitude of Sly Stone over soulful grooves reminiscent of old Stevie Wonder or Bill Withers.

This record, inspired by legendary vibe player and leader of Steps Ahead -Mike Mainieri, was recorded by a trio with Shawn Pelton on drums(Saturday Night Live and tons of records), Conrad Korsch on acoustic bass (Deborah Gibson, Rachel Sage, Phil Roy, SWING), and on keyboards and guitars, Kevin Bents(Steely Dan, Phoebe Snow, Jewel, DeFunkt). Kevin, besides being an incredible player,singer, and Emmy award-winning songwriter, produced Everett's record.

The outcome is a crayola box of funky pop featuring Everett's songcraft, percussion, and incredible singing that has enough soul and personality to leave you grinning and grooving with delight. It's as if Macy Gray were sitting in with Ben Folds Five with Sly Stone on keyboards.

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Kyle A. Carr

Groovy
Imagine a musical blend of Curtis Mayfield, Stevie Wonder, pre-Bad Michael Jackson, and just a bit of Elvis Costello. Imagine no more. As Ever It Is melds the thought-provoking lyrics and bourbon voice of Ev Bradley, deft and funky musicianship, and Teflon-slick production, into a unique, yet comfy, funked-out charmer.
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Forrest Mallard

Please take this as a recommendation to buy it!!
Ive had "As Ever It Is" for 3 days now and have already listened to it 20-plus times...Please take that as a recommendation to buy it!!
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Madison G. White

Must have one of your very own!
My roommate has this CD. I listen to it over and over and over...I think you get it. I love this CD (especially "Say" and "Fearless"). I thought it was only fair to my roommate to buy my own copy so she could listen to hers once in a while...but they are not in stock, boo hoo! I'll keep checking back because I NEED this CD.
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Natasha

Save a spot on your top ten favorite CDs of all time list!
I know Everett from TOY, which everyone should immediately buy, so I wasn't surprised to love this album. I will leave it in my computer for a month or so now to hear it every time I start up! I think all the exciting adjectives already got all used up so let me just say you have to hear this album. Then buy it, of course. Then listen to it all the time. Then don't be selfish!! Buy copies for all of your friends so they can have the soul-touching experience too. Yeah. Do it.
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Susan Davey

Love the lyrics, love the vulnerability.
Hey Ev, I always knew a great big lover's heart was lurking in there! Thanks for putting all the angst and vulnerability into such accessible phrases! If you ever play Chi-town, I'd love to know about it! Oh yeah...the CD is great...buy two! Christmas is just around the corner! :)
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Susan Davey

Love the lyrics, love the vulnerability.
Hey Ev, I always knew a great big lover's heart was lurking in there! Thanks for putting all the angst and vulnerability into such accessible phrases! If you ever play Chi-town, I'd love to know about it! Oh yeah...the CD is great...buy two! Christmas is just around the corner! :)
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Dana Reif

Wow!
Unbelievable, just when I thought I had all the good Cd's, Everett comes out with this! For those of you who may think there is not any good "new" music out there, check this out.
Being a percussionist myself, I can really relate to these tracks. Great singing, great percussion, great songs!
This is a no-brainer folks...add it to your collection today. You'll be glad you did.
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Andy Edwards

Simply put - funkarama candy for the ears!
I really dig this CD! From the lyrically crafty and hypnotic percussionistic ride of Spell to the soulful and honest Water, As Ever It Is is an original musical masterpiece that's as vocally mesmerizing as it is musically enchanting. Simply put - funkarama candy for the ears beginning to end. This has got to be one of the best CD's I have put into my collection in years. You would be wise to own it too.
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Rob

Enjoyable for enthusiasts of any music style
You'll want to listen to it over and over again, and it is a great sound that people with a variety of music tastes will enjoy.
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Alex Stratton

It's a Cool, Cool Thang !
Very infectious, poignant, and positively low down groovy.
Ev's searing vocals burn slowly like incense, wafting over
the lean, natural framework his band lays down effortlessly.
The album showcases a lyrical complexity and vocal diversity
deeply rooted in classic popular urban music and spiritual
values. Listen for yourself!
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