An immediately catchy debut album from Ayesha, which ventures beyond country but should please fans of the genre

It's hard to know where to start with A THOUSAND SHORES as it's not easy to categorise. The album owes a lot to several musical genres, such as country, blues and soul, and fans of all styles are likely to find plenty to like about the collection. Ayesha demonstrates a lyrical maturity throughout and twins this with catchy melodies and smooth yet passionate vocals.

There are several tracks from this album that really stand out. The title track A THOUSAND SHORES for instance, is a terrific chilled out song that wouldn't be out of place on mainstream radio or pop music charts. Then there's  SEVENTH WIND, a heavier guitar-driven song with a powerful chorus that will have you singing along provided you've got sufficient vocal range.

Overall this is a very stong allum, and other listeners may prefer different offerings from it. FAITH is well-executed and soulful, NO. 7 is both sassy and jazzy and will appeal to any jilted romantics out there, whilst for those of a more contemplative disposition, DASHBOARD JESUS and ASHES OF A MAN will go down a treat. On the other side of the spectrum BUENAS NOCHES FROM PARADISE will gently float you away to Latin America if you shut your eyes and open up your imagination.




















                                         TIM HORNE

Tim Horne

Maverick Magazine


There isn't a a weak song on A THOUSAND SHORES, which would be the ideal soundtrack for a cruise down the sun-scorched highways of the American south. Although most of us will have to settle for the dreary skies and congested roads of Britain, you could do a hell of a lot worse than listening to this. From what I've read it seems like A THOUSAND SHORES was a long time in the making, but it was definately worth the wait.

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