(21 February 2004) Keri Noble possesses a richness of tone and explosive vocal quality
as expressed in her debut album, Fearless (Manhattan Records (USA) 7243 5 95829, 2004). This polished Texas born
songstress distinguishes herself from the crowd with a soulful and lyrical
perspective in her singing. She started singing in her father's Hispanic
church as a teenager, and moved on to performing at clubs and coffeehouses
in Detroit in 1999. These successes earned her three Detroit Music Award
nominations and pushed her career more into the spotlight.
There is a pureness and clarity in her vocals. "Look at Me" and
"Talk To Me" draw you in from the very first note and don't let go.
There is an easiness to her sound which continues in "Piece of my Heart"
and "A Dream About You." There is a passion that comes across in her
singing, and sometimes is reminiscent of Sheryl Crow in tonal quality.
This singer/songwriter accomplishes her task beautifully through her
thoughtful lyrics and emotional interpretations. "About Me" lures one
into the lyrics about issues that affect our daily lives with her
soulful alto. Keri's strength in performance continues with "Let It
Rain" with a jazz/pop feel to the music. Her polished and distinictive
vocals are highlighted in the ballad, "If No One Will Listen." One is
carried away by the emotion and complexity of her music.
Exquisite and inspired melodies along with soaring vocals single out
Keri Noble in this album. There is a passion, gentleness, yet powerful
talent that is going to propel this lovely vocalist's career into the
limelight. Her flowing melodies and poignant, sensitive vocals have
conviction and reach the highest expectations.
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enchanting and definitely worth the listen.--Audrey Elliot in New York