Accompanied by a live Jazz band, Sarah Reeves brings a touch of festive cheer with a collection of originals and classic Christmas tunes on ‘More The Merrier’. Reeves warm and soft vocals are the real highlight of this record as she brings each track to life.
It begins with the title track, a self penned up-beat number that gets you ringing in the yuletide straight away. Her nostalgic rendition of ‘Holly Jolly Christmas’ transports you back in time, though she puts her own unique stamp on it. Her duet with Clark Beckham on ‘Winter Wonderland’ is also a standout, the orchestration is lovely on this classic and throughout the whole record.
My favourite track however is ‘Sentimental’ another penned by Reeves herself. The ballad features a beautiful string arrangement and her vocals are at her very best, she exhibits so much control.
To conclude, there is a good balance of traditional and original songs, the Jazz band is a wonderful touch and helps it soar to new heights whilst Reeves vocals are warm and inviting.