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Mike Tramp – Second Time Around Award winner

Mike Tramp
Second Time Around
by Jojo "Rocket Queen" Hamilton at 24 May 2020, 11:58 PM

MIKE TRAMP is a one man band from Copenhagen, Denmark who has released the new album “Second Time Around” on May 1st 2020 under Target Records. Mike is one of Denmark’s more prominent figures known for his time spent in other bands such as WHITE LION & FREAK OF NATURE. Since 1988, Mike has been on the Hard Rock scene and now 32 years down the line he’s still rocking the joint with his new solo album “Second Time Around.” The album features 10 songs to get stuck into which have been re-recorded from his 2009 album “The Rock ‘N’ Roll Circuz.” It’s an upbeat album with a Hard Rock sound to it that is easy to get hooked on. Mike has a voice that is soothing to listen to, almost hypnotic. A gentle vocal that is clear & concise.

Opening the album “Second Time Around” we have the song “All Of My Life,” which opens the album with some sweet drum beats and guitar riffs that give you a feel good vibe straight away. The song is the lyrics are captivating and the song is written & performed really well. It’s a fine way to open the album. One that gives the image of being alone waiting for “that” person to join you. Song 3 “Anymore” is another song that conjures images of someone sitting staring into a mirror full of regret & wishing things could have been different. “Between Good & Bad” is a good track to mention. It’s quite heavy on the bass, which I like about it. The lyrics are crystal clear & catchy too.  I like this song a lot. Moving onto “No Tomorrow,” the song kicks in with a good instrumental & an “oww!” Lyrically light and musically sound, this is one not to be missed on the album. Closing the album is “When She Cries.” A softly played & gently sung song that is a bit of a tear jerker. A song full of regret & sorrow. It makes me imagine reaching out to say sorry & try to recapture what was lost. It’s a hell of a song to close on & one of the highlights of the album itself.

Overall, I really did enjoy MIKE TRAMP’s new album “Second Time Around.” The album has been written & performed really well, the songs are played great instrumentally & the lyrics of the songs have been written with a lot of passion, regret & depth of feeling. It’s one of those albums that will tug on your heart strings whether you want them to or not, just listen to the album & see! I would recommend the album highly as being one to listen out for & enjoy as it’s a great album overall. Written, performed & produced with skill & quality, no complaints from me!

Songwriting 10
Musicianship 9
Memorability 9
Production 9

4 Star Rating

Tracklist:
1. All Of My Life
2. The Road
3. Anymore
4. Come On
5. Between Good & Bad
6. Lay Down Your Guns
7. Highway
8. No Tomorrow
9. Back To You
10. When She Cries
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Mike Tramp – Everything
Record Label: Target Records
     


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