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RockFiend Publications 

Synergy Album Review 

By: Ryan Dainty

Now, having listened to ‘Synergy’ a fair few times, nobody should be under the misapprehension that this release is musically stuck in a bygone era, which can sometimes be steeped in nostalgia rather than providing anything new for the listener. No sir, no way this is a new slice of rock heaven with of course a just sprinkling of the 80’s and early 90’s that will grab you from the first listen right to the end as ‘Wounded’ throws out as tasty a guitar intro as you will find anywhere with licks aplenty throughout and changes of pace from Justin’s six string.

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Boston Rock Radio 

Gardner / James SYNERGY

Album Review 

By:Nina McCarthy

The definition of synergy is 'when two or more things are working together in order to create something that is bigger or greater than the sum of their individual efforts. The power couple of Janet Gardner and Justin James is the definition of musical synergy, solidifying the reason for the new band name 'Gardner/James'; the solo has officially become a duo. I've seen them perform live and the chemistry between these two is flickering off the charts in all aspects.

 

 

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Metal Planet Magazine

"Wounded" Single Review

By: Adam Hawes

Wounded is a super-catchy slice of melodic hard rock, with more than a slight nod to the classic Vixen style. The song blasts into life with an extremely melodic guitar riff that straightaway brings back memories of the halcyon hard rock days of the late 80s/early 90s. The guitar tone just screams ‘1989 hard rock’: fat, full and without a hint of the ‘down-tuned for extra heaviness’ approach of a lot of modern hard rock/metal. It’s a BIG sound!

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