by Geraint WatkinsGeraint Watkins


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On his fifth solo album Moustique, keyboardist Geraint Watkins -- best-known in the new millennium as a regular bandmate of Nick Lowe's, but his pub rock credentials stretch way back, running through a stint with Lowe's former Rockpile mate Dave Edmunds, and he once led a band called the Dominators, whose 1979 album isn't well-circulated -- sticks close to home, delivering another charming, understated set of well-tailored rock, late-night blues, blue-eyed soul, torch songs, and country, tinged with just a hint of '60s pop. If the blend sounds familiar, it's because not only has Watkins been working this territory since 1998's Watkins Bold as Love but because it's uncannily similar to Nick Lowe's latter-day work, too. Watkins is a warmer, gentler singer -- he never seems the sly fox -- but he also has a knack for crafting small, sparkling gems, such as the lightly swinging "Walking to Milwaukee" and "Crock of Gold." Both of these songs recall stylish '60s bachelor pad music and that's a strain that runs throughout Moustique, surfacing on the bossa nova "Mosquito" and "Blues and Trouble," but he also takes time to play a little bluebeat for "Keep On," and gets just a little earthy on "Shine a Light," which is enough to make this different than all his other records while remaining equally as enjoyable.

Product Details

Release Date: 03/04/2014
Label: Imports
UPC: 5013145601129
catalogNumber: 2451003


  1. House On the Prairie
  2. Walking To Milwaukee
  3. Blues and Trouble
  4. No Longer Required
  5. Crock of Gold
  6. Mosquito
  7. Keep On
  8. All Around the World
  9. Good Boy
  10. Shine a Light
  11. Shaky Tree
  12. Angels Live In Heaven

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Geraint Watkins   Primary Artist
Neil Brockbank   Bass,Rhythm Guitar,Vibes
Bob Loveday   Violin
Nick Payn   Baritone Saxophone
Kate St. John   Alto Saxophone,Cor anglais
Steve Donnelly   Guitar,Slide Guitar
Robert Trehern   Drums
Martin Winning   Clarinet,Flute,Tenor Saxophone
Matt Radford   Bass
Matt Holland   Flugelhorn
Poppy   Background Vocals
Angie Pollock   Background Vocals
Sterling Roswell   Theremin
Johnny Scott   Guitar
Richard Ashton   French Horn
Dewi Watkins   Cello

Technical Credits

Geraint Watkins   Composer,Engineer
Neil Brockbank   Producer,Engineer
Kate St. John   Arranger
Matt Holland   Arranger
Martin Lewsley   Layout
Tucker Nelson   Engineer

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