The debut solo EP from singer/ songwriter Shniece Mcmenamin, Disco Deception, actually finds McMenamin deliver five reggae soul covers of classic soul cuts and a gorgeous affair it is too. The opener sets the bar high with the EP’s first single as our heroine capably takes on Lyn Collins number Take Me As I Am in the company of Horseman and it only gets better. Gwen McCrae’s 90% Of Me Is You is up next in a bit more of a rootsy stylee then it’s the turn of Lavern Baker’s Love Me Right to be transformed from a sultry swinger into an equally sultry slice of bluesy reggae. Arguably the two biggest cuts are the final two – a smouldering take on Little Willie John’s Fever and best of all, an effortlessly dope early reggae take on Ike and Tina’s You Got What You Wanted. If you dig Hollie Cook, Eva Lazarus, Nanci Correia and the like this’ll be right up your street.
(Take Me As I Am out now/ Full EP out 19 June HERE)