Madmen & Lovers
This debut album by Barbara McDonald attracted a lot of media attention with airplay on both sides of the Atlantic, due in no small part to her warm, powerful, yet tender and sensuous voice. 'Electronic Karma' was pick of the day for International Women's Day on WXPN (Philadelphia, PA) the originators of 'World Cafe,' while 'I Never Lived This Day Before' has attracted BBC airplay in the UK, placed in the Billboard Songwriting Contest, and held it's place among the top 40 on the MP3.com's SOUL charts for many months. Tom Lounges, editor of Midwest Beat Magazine, has described 'Madmen & Lovers' as 'interesting, relaxing but never a 'snoozer' and has said, 'if this CD were vinyl I would have worn it out by now!' Co-written by McDonald and her British songwriting partner, John Perkins (who writes under the pen-name of Macdona), this album is unique in it's varied sound and style, emphasizing melody and lyrics from a fluent songwriting team. Since the release of this album, they have recorded with Andrew Gold and numerous other musicians along the way in producing two albums that will be released here in the coming months. They also have a song on the soundtrack of an indie movie called 'Portraits Of Sari' directed by up and coming director Dan Magro. The song '64 Crayons' is already a hit on the AAA charts at Soundclick.com Watch this space!