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"Signature" CD Review -  
by Tommy Raniszewski
Out IN Jersey’s Entertainment Editor

CD review - 
When an artist puts together ideas for a new CD of cover tunes and song standards, the list quickly becomes staggering to say the least. Singer Jeffrey Wilgus ran into this very problem when tackling the task that soon became his most recent album, Signature. Wilgus started out by asking friends and fans what songs they would like to hear. When it came down to decision time, he realized that he would have to have a personal connection to any song he included in order to perform it. Wilgus tells Out In Jersey that for each of the twelve tracks on Signature, he has a personal story. Among his twelve song choices are two written by Boy George, “Summer, Highland Falls” by Billy Joel and the Stephen Schwartz classic “Corner of the Sky” from Pippin. 
    
Jeffrey Wilgus best describes his style as a cross between pop and Broadway. A former teacher of Jeffrey’s once referred to his music as “Billy Joel meets the cast of Rent.” Of the two tracks that Jeffrey co-wrote on Signature is the touching and tender “The Answer in Me” which is the essence of what Wilgus set out to capture. “These songs are a journey from love to loss and personal struggle to new beginnings.” He also said, “I hope that anyone who listens to my music hears the stories I’m telling and that the messages help them on their own journey.”  So few artists offer the listener the depth that Jeffrey Wilgus so effortlessly conveys. His singing has been compared to the likes of Rob Thomas and Andy Bell. His understanding and treatment of a song is in this writers opinion, truly in league with these masters of song.

Learn more about Jeffrey Wilgus, his music and his next appearance at www.jeffreywilgus.com.

 

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