Rob Mancini
Rock 'n' Roll Circus
Style: Hard Rock
Release date: 11 November, 2011
Playing time: 48:49

The in Ireland living and German/Italian born Musican / Producer Rob Mancini has toured the green island's pub scene for some years and felt it was time to make a solo album, called "Rock 'n' roll Circus". He has really made a solo album, because this is the band: Rob Mancini: Bass, Guitar, Lead Vocal, Backing Vocal, Synth & Programming, Aine Mancini: Backing Vocals.

Half cooked and so-so was my first feeling because nothing grabbed me. No groove and no technical adventures that thrills my mind. Maybe 2-3 tracks on the whole album are getting my intrest, but the tracks "Rock 'n' roll Circus" and "Edge of a Broken Heart" are really strong songs which saves the day for Mr. Mancini. "Running up the Hill" is a good cover of the old Kate Bush hit and in the ZZ Top smelling track "Lay Down the Law" it swings.

Rob's piece of art would have a better chance with a big label company behind him, with better support, with better individual musicans, a stronger production and help in the promotion work, because he is worth a better destiny than this. Most of the songs have potential to grow and some are ready to reach the big radio stations. Rob weaves together a whole bunch of rock influences and I'm sorry that I don't enjoy it enought.

The only songs that will remain in my Ipod are: "Edge of a Broken Heart" and "Running up that Hill".

01. Carnival of Fools
. Rock ’n’ Roll Circus
. Edge of a broken heart
. Every time you cry
. Running up that hill
. Lay down the law
. Weak as I am
. Stranger in paradise
. Too late to die
. The Reaper
. United we stand
. Time stops for no one but you
13. Edge of a broken heart (Radio Edit)
Label: GMG Records
Distribution: Rock 'n' Growl Promotion
Artwork rating: 80/100
Reviewed by: Patrik Skoglund
Date: 3 November, 2011