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Dorian, Marc: Another Lucky Day

Marc Dorian is a singer/songwriter/keyboardist who grew up in Sydney, Nova Scotia and now lives in Detroit. He took piano lessons at the age of ten, which led to his discovering of classical composers as a teen through the Royal Conservatory of Music. In his early twenties he discovered pop and rock music and studied jazz piano at St. Francis Xavier University in Antigonish, Nova Scotia. He toured across Canada in blues rock bands, became a piano bar entertainer in Scandinavia, played in theater and on cruise ships, and in 2003 released the album Time is Precious. Over the intervening years he has released a few singles here and there, but it was not until 2021 he released his follow up album titled Another Lucky Day.

Write off the bat the musician proves to be extremely likeable in the album opener “End Of The Tunnel”. Dorian has a pleasingly soulful voice and provides simple but effective keyboards and his band provide a solid backing, including some searing blues licks from his brother/guitarist Dan Dorian. It is a nicely crafted blues rock tune. In the country pop tune “Young And Free” Dorian sings,

I had fire in my eyes/I had nothing but time/You couldn’t hold me down/I had mountains to climb/I was finding my path/Now looking back/Those sweet memories mean the world to me/I was young and I was free.

I love the simplicity and nostalgic nature of his voice and lyrics. It is very pure and honest, in both vocal delivery and his words. It is another pleasant song, I hear a little Blue Rodeo here, and forced me to do a little reminiscing of my own.

The catchy “No Regrets” is a straight ahead rock tune, followed by the pleasingly country flavoured “The Time Is Now”, and the very poignant ballad “Someday”. The disc ends on a melodic note, with the piano driven instrumental “Vicious Circle”. I hear a little Bruce Hornsby in this one.

I liked Another Lucky Day, it is a fine singer/songwriter album. Just remember, there is nothing prog about this. Whether or not that matters is up to you.

Track Listing:
1. End Of The Tunnel
2. Young And Free
3. No Regrets
4. The Time Is Now
5. Nothin’ But Trouble
6. Someday
7. Take A Chance
8. You’re Not Alone
9. Who D’Ya Think You’re Foolin’?
10. Vicious Circle (Instrumental)

Added: November 7th 2022
Reviewer: Jon Neudorf
Related Link: Artist's Official Site
Hits: 564
Language: english

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