Shaynee Rainbolt, vocals; Mike Greensill, piano; John Wiitala, bass; Colin Bailey, drums; Noel Jewkes, reeds/horn/flute
Shaynee Rainbolt, on her debut album sings with the sparkle of life within her, she uses her voice effectively to lightly squeeze the emotions. At times she offers the taste of fragile vulnerability, she can give the feeling of the girl next door; her voice draws you into a world of innocence and tenderness; a nice place to be. Mike Greensill offers a supporting shoulder and plays inspirational piano throughout, Noel Jewkes seems to play everything you blow into with style, and bassist John Wiitala and drummer Colin Bailey are just about perfect. "Just Friends/Can't We Be Friends", and "He Touched Me" establish Shaynee's style. She bounces lightly through "I'm Getting Sentimental Over You" and Fat's Waller's "Keepin' Out Of Mischief Now" is sung with wonderful freshness and heartfelt delight. With songs by Gerswhin, Porter, Warren and Waller this makes for an excellent CD debut.
by Ferdinand Maylin