Doctor Gradus is a British instrumental quartet that takes popular classical pieces from French impressionists Debussy, Faure, Satie and Ravel and morph them into sublime musical extravaganzas that are a joy to the ears. The material is arranged by pianist Pete Whinnett and guitarist and shred. And we get the lot sent over to GT. But two things rule over everything else and that’s melody and songs, and this has both by the bucket load. Of course it has great guitar too plus dobro and pedal steel for good measure. With their music played on 6Music, American radio and Bob Harris on Radio 2, this is one of the growing number of releases successfully funded by PledgeMusic. It has a real ‘feel good’ factor and contains a couple of recent single releases, Someone Like You and Storm Breaking, so they are the obvious way to sample this excellent band. Better still it shows what can be done with material that is essentially just singing along to strummed chords, but it’s both beautiful and very inspirational in our humble opinion.