Christopher Dignan Let The Sparks Fly

Christopher Dignan Let The Sparks Fly
Guitar slinger/singer Christopher Dignan has paid serious dues to the Toronto, ON rock'n'roll scene. His first band, Suckerpunch, made a splash in the early '90s and he's kept gigging in the likes of Dodge Fiasco (alongside twin Sean), roots rockers the Kensington Hillbillies and garage rockers the Midways (he drummed for them). This, his solo debut, touches upon all those musical bases and hits a homerun. It's truly a solo record, given that Dignan wrote all its songs and, with the exception of the occasional sax and organ, played all the instruments. It kicks off high-adrenaline with the Foo Fighters-like riffery of "Gonna Move" and never lets up. There's a Gun Club feel to "Move Them Bones," a sexy, soulful side to the horns-boosted "Say There Beautiful," some righteous rockabilly on "I'm Feeling Good Now" and dramatic power on the epic closing title track. The songwriting is consistently strong and Dignan's vocals prove versatile and powerful enough to do the tracks justice. (Independent)