Everything but the song
San Diego singer-songwriter Tiamo has classic movie-star looks, perfect hair and sartorial sense to shame most local TV talking heads. And, importantly for someone with a new CD coming out, he's got a pleasant tenor voice.
What he doesn't have quite yet, though, is a set of songs strong enough to complement all the above. While several of the 15 tracks here are pleasant enough, there are none that really stand out nothing to make you want to turn the volume up, or back up and listen again.
His writes in a warm, folksy vein somewhere between indie alt-rock and coffeehouse bard, accompanying himself on acoustic guitar and backed by a small combo.
Get him some really strong songs with some tight melodic hooks , and Tiamo could be on to something.
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