Here are some great reviews about my songs:

Better Left Unsaid/Sensible

Music like that made by P.G. Naylor is never going to go out of fashion. Why? Because solid, melodic, infectious, unfussy, guitar pop (albeit with a rock swagger) never goes out of fashion. As Better Left Unsaid motors through to its logical conclusion, you yearn for a time when songs, and the artists behind them, just got on with the job – no fuss, no courting controversy, no mass ranks of co-writers and collaborators, no guest rappers, no dance routines. Sensible is no less timeless, just in a more understated way. Slightly Beatle-esque, balladic and delicate but still oozing honesty and integrity. Again, a far cry from the usual pop fare. Fads and fashions may come and go but I suspect however strongly the winds of change may blow, P.G. Naylor will always be found in the relative calm of the eye of the storm doing what he does best.

‘Sensible’ https://open.spotify.com/track/6X2tamz5mTF9MGiYPZKnSG

‘Better Left Unsaid’ https://open.spotify.com/track/3fTV9NDWPKxdlXujEBKRLT

-review by Dave Franklin, Dancing About Architecture

PG Naylor delivers a truly lovely sound with “Better Left Unsaid” & “Sensible”. The way that he builds these two songs up recalls an earlier time in rock, when there was that sense of journey. Over the course of these works he presents a deft understanding for lyricism. Every verse features a poetry to it, one that feels doubly refreshing. All of it has that spirit of grandeur to it, from the beautiful melodies to the rough yet poignant riffs that underpin it. Everything about the two works reveals an artist that has a keen understanding of evolution. On “Better Left Unsaid” there is a western twang to the guitar work. His voice rests in the center of it all. The rest of the band seemingly punctuates the power of each of his words, as there is that delicacy to the whole experience, one that feels doubly refreshing. Production here highlights the rural grit that he trades in with such dignity. Little flourishes pop up here and there, such as the keyboards that appear throughout. A much more expansive scope takes hold on “Sensible”. Keyboard work introduces the piece with its spacious yet sparse start. From there he lets the rest of the group enter in gradually and carefully, before it completely bursts for the very finale. “Better Left Unsaid” & “Sensible” shows off the deft storytelling abilities of PG Naylor for they craft a world that feels absolutely immersive. -Beachsloth.tumblr

Eminent singer-songwriter PG Naylor is bringing back the incredible resonance of 60s rock with his brilliant collection. The highly experienced and talented singer-songwriter continues to please his followers with new music. His latest composition ‘Sensible’ released on May 21st, 2022 is a marvelous piece of a rhythmic masterpiece that was written 20 years ago. It uplifts the mood instantly while very subtly exuding a string of melancholia at the same time. The successful artist has been blessed with a soothing yet penetrating voice that he utilizes perfectly in his compositions. His robust yet flawless vocal performance adds an amazing glaze to the whole resonance thoroughly satisfying the listeners. The multi-talented musician has also released another hit single, ‘Better Left Unsaid’ that he wrote 20 years ago for his wife on her birthday. He changed the old lyrics a bit and came up with the current song. PG Naylor puts his heart and soul into writing his music so the audiences are able to feel his raw emotions weaved into the 60s rock melody. The 60s melody presented in the contemporary music scene bridges the gap between generations and brings them together.- dailymusic scroll July 2022 -

PG Naylor is an artist and songwriter who recently managed to set the bar higher in terms of adding more innovation and new ideas to his music. His most recent studio release, “Sensible”, feels like a fantastic insight on how to artist swiftly combines pop, rock and singer-songwriter music into a one-of-a-kind formula. “Sensible” kicks off with a melodic and immersive piano introduction, only to give way to a very articulate and detail production. The intensity of the performance is truly remarkable, and PG Naylor is able to translate his character and personality through the authenticity of the expressiveness and lyrics alike. In addition, the mix is balanced and focused on letting the details shine.- The Band Camp Diaries

PG Naylor brings listeners the stunning two new singles that are a combustion of 60’s elegance with some modern tones. The artists distinct voice resonating as always on the tracks, instantly recognisable the artist sings with elegance, charisma and individuality. Lyrically taking a more nostalgic route with throwback themes and narratives. PG Naylor offers much in the way of live production here which also makes the songs an even better listen.-the artistscentral

Veteran musician and songwriter PG Naylor captures are attention with the release of his new singles Better Left Unsaid and Sensible. Based out of Australia, PG Naylor has been involved in music since the 1960s, an experience that has greatly attribute to the sound of his latest two releases. Better Left Unsaid is a vibrant tune that was written approximately 20 years ago. Yet, we find a unique musical structure to the composition that appears to transcend time. The song has great classic rock appeal with its lineup of guitar, piano, and crisp drumming that really stand at the forefront of the song and act a a perfect podium for PG Naylor’s vocal performance. Sensible has a cool vibe and moves at a downbeat pace and its opening that resembles the prelude to a love ballad. The drumming is crisp on this track and has an “in the room” sort of presence that is enough to leave listeners speechless. Electric guitar swelling adds to the exotic vibe that the song seems to imbue. PG Naylor has outdone himself and has really put forth some incredible musical gems that should not go unnoticed. These two tracks are a rock music lover’s delight.- Warlock Asylum International

PG Naylor is a lover of ‘60s music. So much so, in fact, he’s creating ‘60s-styled music currently in 2022. Although he spent a good deal of his life working in the corporate world, this Australian singer/songwriter has been performing with rock bands since – you guessed it – the ‘60s. These two fine songs are quite different, but each express Naylor’s love of memorable, melodic music with a ‘60s vibe. “Better Left Unsaid” and “Sensible” are actually older songs, ones Naylor penned twenty years ago. One, “Better Left Unsaid,” is an upbeat, gentle rocker, whereas “Sensible” is more of a sensitive ballad. “Some words are better left in limbo,” Naylor reminds us during “Better Left Unsaid.” This is another way of saying, ‘Keep it to yourself.’ It takes place at a train station, where Naylor sees a woman where he’s tempted to strike up a conversation. However, wisdom gets the better of him, and he refrains. This happens to all of us at times, though. When we see somebody, we may want to speak with, we also weight the consequences. How will they respond? Will they want to talk with me as much as I want to speak with them? How do we start the conversation, and what will we talk about once we begin to converse? Yes, we do strike up conversations with people we see – sometimes, even strangers – but there are other times where we just don’t think it’s the right moment to chat. “Better Left Unsaid” sounds a little like a Traveling Wilburys song sung by Tom Petty. It has a chugging groove that sways more than it rocks. Granted, it’s not as silly and/or grumpy as many of those memorable Wilburys songs. Nevertheless, it’s easy to imagine those guys singing this one – Curious For Music

-  'Something For Nothing:

“Something For Nothing” by nostalgia rocker PG Naylor brings the sounds of the ’60s to the new millennium. Naylor utilizes his signature sound with energetic harmonies and a danceable backtrack of equally talented musicians. “Something For Nothing” brings to mind classic rock acts such as The Who and The Beatles with the artist’s own take on the genre. This stellar single speaks a positive message with an appeal to adult listeners who love the sounds of the 60s and want to reconnect with their youth. PG Naylor brings life to the contemporary music scene with nods to the past. Evangeline W., Freelance Music Reviewer (USA)

Prolific Australia based performing singer-songwriter PG Naylor has released his latest single, “Something for Nothing” to Spotify and all the major music services.  A classic rock expert, PG Naylor has a knack for delivering hard hitting vocals with fun lyrics and sleek melodies woven together with both intricate harmonies and straight up grit. Also of note from previous releases: “Fly”, “60’s Refugee” and “Law ‘Bidin Man”. James Lane, Hot Indie News (USA)

  

On PG Naylor’s latest single Something for Nothing, a powerful form of 1970s rock inspiration dominates. Whether it is the confident guitar lines, the chunky bass line, or charismatic vocals, there’s no denying Something for Nothing’s appeal. The back and forth between the two sets of vocals adds satiety to the composition as does the sizzling guitar line that glues together the two sections of the track. With a wide swath of influences ranging from The Who to BTO and Alice Cooper, PG Naylor is able to make something refreshing and retro while staying as clean and crisp as modern music can be. An A+ effort. James McQuiston, Neufutur Magazine (USA)

Interview with Camden Monthly (UK)

 We managed to catch up with PG Naylor for an exclusive interview… What inspired you to get into music? As a small kid I remember Rock around the Clock with Bill Haley and the Comets, then Elvis, then Buddy Holly, and I wanted to be like them. I recall when I was about 15 I decided to make myself a guitar (unsuccessfully and my parents gave me an acoustic for Christmas. Then came The Beatles when I was at high school and that clinched it – I bought a cheap electric guitar and was invited to join a band when I was 18. Hearing The Kinks ‘You Really Got Me’ was another milestone – I still love that sound and still play that song at gigs. How would you describe your music? 60s influenced rock music What would you say is your recording and songwriting style? I always try to write songs that carry that 60s beat and the lyrics (mostly) are sort of ‘tongue-in cheek’ stories of things that have happened (or could have happened) to me. Where would you like to see your music career in 5 years time? I see many more fans being attracted to my style of writing and singing and enjoying the 60s influence Where can music fans listen to your music? All my songs are on Spotify. https://open.spotify.com/artist/5Hx08daawXC5xU4FwPTwUB?si=hiVwkHVEQjWD7AFas9zXBw Soundcloud https://soundcloud.com/phil-naylor-4

 

-my earlier album Sanctuary

PG Naylor captures the spirit of the 60s with poise on the riotous riffs of “Sanctuary”. Full of a celebratory spirit, these tracks have such a positive energy to them. The guitar work has a classic style behind it for he never overdoes things, always keeping things just right. Everything about the collection comes together with the right degree of swagger. His vocals have a lived-in quality to them, and his storytelling accurately captures this in a way that has a fervency behind it. Verses are picked with the utmost of care, ensuring that they are keenly balanced for maximum impact. On “Fly” the collection opens strong, for the descriptive elements all work in unison to set the scene. The energy has a chaotic vision to it, for the way that the rhythms race on by feels outright gorgeous to behold. A loveliness of sorts embodies the whole of “A Girl Like You” where he makes sure that the track does not stop for anything. Chugging guitars allow it a slight nod to the Stooges in terms of its proto-punk ethos. By far the highlight of the album comes from the space rock origins of the title track “Sanctuary”. Distortion reigns supreme over the triumphant “Deliciously Done”. Effortlessly tying everything together is the reflective “Hollywood Road” which neatly ends the collection. “Sanctuary” shows off PG Naylor’s uncanny ability to deliver something that sounds like a long-lost classic in the best way possible. Beachsloth.com (USA)