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(21 February 2004) Keri Noble possesses a richness of tone and explosive vocal qualityas expressed in her debut album, Fearless (Manhattan Records (USA) 7243 5 95829, 2004). This polished Texas bornsongstress distinguishes herself from the crowd with a soulful and lyricalperspective in her singing. She started singing in her father's Hispanicchurch as a teenager, and moved on to performing at clubs and coffeehousesin Detroit in 1999. These successes earned her three Detroit Music Awardnominations and pushed her career more into the spotlight.

There is a pureness and clarity in her vocals. "Look at Me" and "Talk To Me" draw you in from the very first note and don't let go. There is an easiness to her sound which continues in "Piece of my Heart" and "A Dream About You." There is a passion that comes across in hersinging, and sometimes is reminiscent of Sheryl Crow in tonal quality.

This singer/songwriter accomplishes her task beautifully through herthoughtful lyrics and emotional interpretations. "About Me" lures oneinto the lyrics about issues that affect our daily lives with her soulful alto. Keri's strength in performance continues with "Let ItRain" with a jazz/pop feel to the music. Her polished and distinictive vocals are highlighted in the ballad, "If No One Will Listen." One iscarried away by the emotion and complexity of her music.

Exquisite and inspired melodies along with soaring vocals single outKeri Noble in this album. There is a passion, gentleness, yet powerful talent that is going to propel this lovely vocalist's career into the limelight. Her flowing melodies and poignant, sensitive vocals have conviction and reach the highest expectations.

Read further reviews, listen to soundbitesand order the album from amazon.comhere.Fearless certainlyenchanting and definitely worth the listen.--Audrey Elliot in New York

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