Exciting. Vibrant. Dynamic. Artistic. These are just a few of the words that anyone who has ever met or seen John Gillette would use to describe his personality and the aura he projects on stage. In actuality, words like these only begin to scratch the surface of how unique this natural born entertainer really is and how much talent and ability he exudes with each well delivered note he sings, or each isolated dance move he executes. But if you are looking for a record that you'll love from track to track, this might not be it. The stress tracks are potential dance club hits, but the rest of the record seems like filler. Don't get me wrong, there are many positive things to say about John Gillette. Not only does John hit every note dead on, This soon to be pop star can dance! When he moved to Hollywood, he started teaching hip-hop dance classes check out his moves on his title track video "All Bad" The snippets contained in the following links greatly overshadowed the production quality of "All Bad."
* "Raise the Bar"
* "Party of the Year"
It hits stores November 30, 2010. I recommend grabbing this CD, if not just for the four hits, but just so you have something cool to listen to while your practicing your dance moves in the mirror before hitting the clubs this weekend. But also, by buying this CD, you own the bragging right s to saying you knew Gillette's music before he became a star. -- November 7, 2010 - Blogcritics / Malice666
John Gillette is what they call in the entertainment industry "a triple threat." He sings, he dances, and he writes songs. His debut dance/hip-hop release has 11 tracks, 10 of which were produced by the production/artist duo DJ Swift and Bruce Waynne of Midi Mafia. "All Bad" is one of those albums that you can listen to from start to finish and not have to skip over any tracks, which I can't say for many new artists in the media.
When John Gillette moved to Hollywood, CA he started teaching hip-hop dance classes. His resume is quite extensive. Some of its highlights are: as a dancer on The Cartoon Network, Disney, J.C. Penny, and Harley Davidson promo commercials to name a few. He choreographed his three music videos for this record: "Raise the Bar", "Party of the Year", and "All Bad"...
The songs are very catchy and well written and John is pitch perfect the whole time. This album is full of dance club hits and it's a great first effort. But alas, nothing is perfect. My one gripe is that annoying keyboard melody in the song "All Bad". IMAO, it diminishes the song rather than augments it. It's all I can focus on. It's much louder on the clean version (track 2) than it is on the dirty version and in the music video it's completely out of the mix. You should have stuck with that version on the album John. That being said, definitely pick this one up when it hits the streets on November 30, 2010. -- Music Industry News Network, Tuesday, November 9th