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Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Carol Kidd @ Theatre Royal, York.

The diminutive Ms. Kidd arrived on stage barefoot, kicking off (no pun intended) with Georgia on my Mind, followed by the gorgeous Someone to Watch Over me, gracing us with the verse which always gladdens my heart!
This set the scene for well chosen, classy Gasbook material. Familiar it may have been, but always expressed with fresh spin from Carol's unique style. Her years of experience showing through in her fluid movements, and playful & chatty rapport with her (slow to respond) audience. My Moment came unexpectedly in the second set when, poised to do a number from Annie Get Your Gun, she made an aside to Nigel referring to Mack & Mabel, whereupon I gave a solitary whoop! Hearing me, she called across asking me if I would like her to sing something from the latter...would I? So she did I Won't Send Roses ...what a thrill for me as she told us later that she doesn't do requests!
Her guitarist Nigel Clark however was something else, an equal star of the eve. His acoustic chords were quite wonderful, especially in his solo How Deep Is The Ocean. It was a perfect combination in an otherwise cavernous Theatre Royal, mercifully adapted "in the round" giving that intimate atmosphere essential to an evening such as this.
Liz.

2 comments :

Lance said...

I guess it was a voice/guitar duo gig. I've heard Carol perform in this setting - albeit not for a whole evening - she does it so well.

Anonymous said...

yes that's right, 2 sets, 45 minute duration
Liz

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