Besides Daniel – Teeming

Album Review | Self Release | Review by Allan Wilkinson | Stars: 4/5

All references point to this album being correctly entitled T E E M I N G, rather than just plain old Teeming, a term defined by Danny Brewer as being ‘in motion with life’, which pretty much reflects how the Georgia-based musician known as Besides Daniel sees himself at the moment, and which apparently requires spaced capitals. The songs are personal, reflective and in places emotionally charged, centred round his now settled status as a husband and a father, each delivered in a highly versatile vocal style in the Jeff Buckley tradition. It’s difficult to single out highlights here, but it wouldn’t be far off the mark to cite “French Braid”, “Apologise” and “If You Ask Me To” as little gems in their own right.