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As we all know there are no live gigs taking place in the immediate future. However, any links to jazz streaming that are deemed suitable - i.e. with a professional approach - will be considered for posting.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Hannah and the Narrators @ Hoochie Coochie.

Hannah Rickard (vcl); Tim Bloomer (gtr): David Cantlay (bs); Dominic Snaith (keys); Robbie Houston (dms).
Caught the end of a set by the band on Sunday at the Central Bar - impressed. Heard the band again tonight at Hoochie - even more impressed. 
Hannah's take on Billie's Fine and Mellow got the show on the road with an explosive start that immediately held the attention of the crowded room. The numbers came up - Why Don't You Do Right? Stop, Baby Please Don't Let me be Misunderstood, Stormy Monday, Moon Dance, My Baby Just Cares For Me and many more.
Hannah clearly loves singing and that emotional contact shines through. As well as the jazz/blues/rock gigs such as tonight, in a tri-parallel existence the girl also does Country with the Cowtippers of Kentucky and plays fiddle in Kathryn Tickell's band. Versatile.
The band are brilliant. Despite this being only their second gig it holds together well and the solos from guitar and keys are inventive and totally in context whilst bass and drums keep things really tight without being rigid.
Catch them at the Cherry Tree on Nov. 21.
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Lance.

2 comments :

Anonymous said...

A first rate band. Excellent

Michael Hughes said...

They are fantastic I was there that night! They do bring something different to the local music scene and sadly hannah is no longer with the band check out this post on Music Tutor Direct there playing in Newcastle this sunday!! http://www.musictutordirect.com/2012/02/14/the-narrators-in-newcastle/

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