Helen Bruner & Terry Jones
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Helen Bruner & Terry Jones' album Hollyhood has some great tracks on it & I love the first track Better with it's current R&B/Soul feel You Know Me is a quality Soul track Beautiful You Are" is a strong ballad & all in all it is a strong 11 track album
Andy Davies - - Blues & Soul .com


Soultracks Review Helen Bruner & Terry Jones- HOLLYHOOD

Purposeful lyrics, powerful delivery, seamless production skills and voices brimming with full-bodied soul: it's hard to get more accredited or more enjoyable than the duo of Helen Bruner and Terry Jones. A Philadelphia-based duo with an impressive resume (commercial jingles, film score work, vocals with Method Man and Redman, collaborations with Gloria Estefan, Celine Dion and a Grammy nomination for Ms. Bruner, to name just a few), The ladies should consider their days numbered as under-the-radar showstoppers with this latest release, Hollyhood.

A follow-up to their 2006 debut, Superstar, Hollyhood embodies all of the duo's urban appeal and trend-eschewing talents. Salacious ‘do me' scenarios? Nope. An abundance of Auto-tune? Not necessary. Helen and Terry don't need any of those clichéd gimmicks to stand out, because their nuanced lyrical narratives and rich, resonant sopranos do the trick. The music may not be edgy enough for the younger set, but most heads will nod and feet will tap from beginning to end, whether it's the saucy up tempo, "Better," the resigned-to-reality kiss-off, "You Runaway" ("I'm walking out the door, cuz' I can't take no more/no need to run from me, take back your keys I'm setting you free") or the provocative, riches-to-rags ballad, "Miss Mary," about an-around-the-way woman whose addiction to drugs caused her to lose it all: "She used to be fly, Mary had it going on in her life/ But secrets inside began to eat Mary's soul and oh/she started to do things that Mary would never do....what did Daddy do to change you?"

Thanks to Ms. Bruner's and Ms. Jones' enviable vocal blend, relatable material and more than enough sass and conviction to keep it all percolating----"Let You Go" is a destined "yeah-girl-kick-him-to-the-curb" anthem, "Weekend" is tailor-made for Ladies' Night and they pour on sex appeal minus the smut factor in "Chocolate Star"----Hollyhood is for anyone who enjoys authentic, organically-created R&B. If you've never heard of this delightful duo, treat yourself, and if you're already privy to the ladies, don't deprive yourself another minute, because kicking it in Hollyhood is well worth the trip. Highly Recommended.

By Melody Charles

- Soultracks.com


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Grammy® nominated artist, songwriters and producers of Grammy® winning projects Helen Bruner & Terry Jones individually and collectively have worked on many recording projects as songwriters, producers and vocalist. Jones has worked on recordings for Grammy® winners Celine Dion, Gloria Estefan, and is the featured vocalist on the Redman and Method Man's platinum seller "How High". Bruner wrote and produced her critically acclaimed album 'Have You Heard About It" on the Cardiac/Virgin label. Bruner and Jones songs have reached No. 1 on the Billboard Charts, featured on Film/TV soundtracks, most notable the blockbuster film The Score starring Robert DeNiro. Their voices can be heard on national commercials and their songs have been licensed to numerous international compilations.
Bruner & Jones took the driver seat writing, producing, performing and mixing their r&b/soul album Hollyhood. Hollyhood held the #1 spot for five consecutive weeks on the Official UK Soul Charts.
As performers the duo's live show is filled with intense passion and energy with a fusion of soul, pop, and R&B. They've toured internationally performing in venues throughout the US, The Mann Music Center, SOBS, NJPAC, Europe, headlined a tMinistry of Sound in London, The New York Bar, Supalova Club in Milano Italy, Grammy Pre-Telecast 2007 & 2008, and performed at Club Yellow in Tokyo to list a few. Bruner & Jones have also shared the stage with Dave Koz, Steve Vai, Ledisi, Patti LaBelle, and others.
The 54th Annual Grammy® Awards winners were announced on February 12, 2012 and Bruner & Jones song Get To Know Me produced, written and performed by Bruner & Jones came away with a big win. Get To Know Me is featured on Grammy® winning All About Bullies...Big and Small for Best Children's Album.  

Bruner & Jones own and operate Phil’erzy Productions, a multifaceted music company. Phil’erzy’s released the album “Soul Talkin” produced by Bruner & Jones on legendary soul singer Linda Jones, who is Terry’s mother. Grammy® Nominations for the 2009 51st Annual Grammy® Awards were announced and Phil’erzy basked in an emotional triple treat:  The Empress of Soul Linda Jones, Terry Jones and Helen Bruner all earned a GRAMMY® nomination for “Baby I Know,” off the Linda Jones cd “Soul Talkin” for Best Traditional R&B Vocal Performance. Bruner & Jones journey as independent artist and women in the new music business model has been turned into a documentary film, Indie Soul by film maker Chakka Reeves and premiered September 24, 2011 at the Congressional Black Caucus Film Series in Washington DC. Indie Soul will show at film festivals throughout the US. Bruner & Jones have served as past Presidents of the Philadelphia Chapter of The Recording Academy and National Trustees of the Recording Academy.
FOR MORE INFO: www.helenandterry.com