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Monday, January 23, 2012

Tasha Seale @ The Cherry Tree.

Tasha Seale (vcl); Stuart Collingwood (pno); Neil Harland (bs); Malcolm Dick (dms).
After a tentative Stella, Tasha swung out on Bye Bye Blackbird followed by Love Me Or Leave Me and God Bless the Child.
Despite her association with a smash hit musical, the double M words weren't mentioned instead Ms Seale concentrated, at least for the first set, on gasbook material such as the above, Lady is a Tramp and My Favourite Things. Well Rodgers and Hammerstein might include brown paper packages tied up with string amongst their favourite things but mine would start with Confit Pork, Blue Cheese and Walnut Rillette, Apple Puree and Pickled Shallots.
Tasha went into Makin' Whoopee which is what I was doing in anticipation of my Bavette Steak with Frites, Garlic and Parsley Butter. 
All of Me why not take all of me sang Tasha - I did just that with my Bavette steak!.
Billy Joel's New York State of Mind (clever title) signified a move towards more contemporary material such as I Will Survive and My Cherie Amour.
Peel Me A Grape - a number as sensuous as my Sticky Toffee Pudding with Salt Butter Caramel - saw the band fall into a nice, relaxed groove behind the singer.
Stu provided sound backing as well as great solos. The trio's feature, I Got Rhythm, went at tempo de lick and nobody abandoned ship.
A good session.
Lance.

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