If Tom Waits and Tracy Chapman had a 'love-child' and the godparents were Leonard Cohen and Joni Mitchell, and he was baptized on a piano played by Ray Charles then 'dr j' would do the circumcision (FOR FREE!!!) This multi-instrumentalist's debut CD offers an eclectic mix as diverse as easy listening folk ballads to comedy blues - from multi-layered synthesizer/vocal tracts to acoustic piano and percussive acappella (Adult contemporary 'with a bite' as one critic said). dr j is a riveting live performing artist who has a lifetime of international music (theatre/radio/television/movie) experience. In the studio he 'breaks all the BIG HIT rules' delivering original sounding, formula/cliche free music. Intelligent and poetic lyrics, non-traditional musical arrangements and a voice 'that-doesn't-sound-like-it-should-come-from-a-five-foot-six-inch-white-guy' provide a prescription mixture that dr j calls his own. A 'must have' CD from a very unusual Canadian singer-songwriter!! With his trademark razor wit, dr j doesn't hesitate to add - 'LET THE MUSIC HEAL YOU...............or die!!!!'