Brian McComas signs with Katapult Records
Tuesday, February 21, 2006
– Brian McComas, who had a top 10 hit three years ago with "9.9% Sure (I've Never Been Here Before)," signed with Katapult Records, the label announced today.
McComas had a self-titled album out on Lyric Street Records before parting with the label.
The Maryland native will release his new album, "Back Up Again," in mid 2006.
CD reviews for Brian McComas
Back Up Again
Following up his 2003 self-titled debut and its top 10 hit "99.9% Sure (I've Never Been Here Before)," Brian McComas branches out by producing and having a hand in writing 10 of the 11 songs here. Wanting to maintain his fan base, he does not stray far away from his country roots here. The only cover is his take on the classic Everly Brothers hit "Wake Up Little Susie," where he throws in a nice driving drum beat.
McComas voice sometimes recalls Ronnie Dunn, which comes »»»
The wait is over for Brian McComas' debut to finally be released. A hit single - "99.9% Sure (I've Never Been Here Before)" - tends to have that effect. But the extra time put into the disc did not result in an over the top album.
The 11 songs generally are pleasant enough, but few go above and beyond the been there, done that category. The mid-tempo "Come With Me" sounds pleasant enough, but no more. McComas sings okay, although there's too much smoothness and not enough grit in his vocal chords »»»
Editorial: Walking the talk
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