In the Lounge with Gary Williams - Album review - The Singer magazine

One might ask what the point of recreating almost to the letter the vocal sounds of Dean Martin's 'Music to Watch Girls By' era of easy swing, as executed by Gary Williams on his new album 'In the Lounge with Gary Williams and his Musicians'. The point would be that the music is given a new, contemporary life by a young singer and thus potential propulsion towards new audiences - which is always a highly valuable endeavour. Williams' vocals may be a little too reproductory of Martin's, but there is no denying the ease and rhythm blended therein. The album does achieve its aim of providing upbeat background chill-out music and anyway, one could argue that this is the only way to sing these types of songs. Antonia Couling for The Singer Magazine