Friday, 10 March 2017

Review: Momentary Romance (Will Hunt)

#1,248: Hello ... Hello ... my old friends ... It's great to see you once again! You know you have good musical pedigree when your father is ELO and Wizzard legend Bill Hunt and your cousin is none other than Miles Hunt of The Wonder Stuff fame. "Momentary Romance" (Barley Records #MHM001) is the debut mini-album from Will Hunt and is evidence that the family traditions are in good hands.

Fresh from his recent double 'BB' side antics with The Ancient Order Of Froth Blowers, Will has put together an impressive six song offering replete with sublime vocal arrangements accompanied by pensive lyrics and subtle strings. "Theme Park Suicide" is the opener, a lovely opening duet with Jaymay with its fairground theme of roller coaster relationships. Title track "Momentary Romance" oozes class with a summery feel and to it. Co-producer George Shilling (Sundae Club) plays all the string parts with Dad Bill lending a hand to accordion, piano and organ whilst the ultra-talented Abi K supplies the delicate female harmonies aside from "Theme Park Suicide". The whole album is atmospheric with an ambient orchestrated jazzy feel throughout and quite delightful. Hard to choose a fave because this sextet of songs all compliment each other perfectly. "Momentary Romance" is more mellow than ELO, the perfect preamble to what one hopes will be a long and fruitful career for Will Hunt and hugely engaging. (9/10)

Trax: "Theme Park Suicide" (ft. Jaymay) ~ "The Fool" ~ "Momentary Romance" ~ "Lost At Sea" ~ "Hearts Of Gold" ~ "Remember"

"Momentary Romance" by Will Hunt is released on Friday 31st March on all digital platforms. You can also buy the CD edition via &/or PayPal ( A limited edition 10" vinyl edition will follow thereafter. Find out more about Will Hunt and "Momentary Romance" via these links thus:

ELO Beatles Forever (ELOBF) recommends "Momentary Romance" by Will Hunt to those enlightened folks who enjoy the music of ELOJeff LynneRoy WoodThe Move'Brum Beat'The BeatlesThe Ancient Order of Froth Blowers and related artistes.

Until next "Time" in the ELO (and related) Universe ... KJS ... 10-March-2017

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