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Monday, November 03, 2014

Zoe Gilby @ Hoochie Coochie November 2.

Zoe Gilby (vcl); Mark Williams (gtr); Andy Champion (bs); Richard Brown (dms).
(Review by Lance/photo courtesy of Ken Drew).
What can I say? The girl just gets better and better! The originals, the covers and the standards are non pareille.
The originals make me wonder how such a good singer can also create such wonderful lyrics? I mean how many lyrics have Frank, Tony or Ella written? Then you think Peggy - Peggy wrote almost as many songs as she sang so no problem there!
The covers were superb. Kate Bush's The Warm Room, heard many times by both Zoe and Kate, was never more evocative than this... my fingers wanted to linger.. great lyric.
And of course, the tribute to my favourite author - The Midnight Bell  - by Patrick Hamilton.
I wonder if Hamilton has any living relatives? Surely they would love to have this as a musical memory of their long gone relative?
I'm on the case!
But, as always, the originals and the covers,  lose out when the Gasbook plays for keeps!
Caravan set the pace. With Richard aboard the camels and the dromedary almost got it but, That Old Black Magic had everyone in it's spell! If NASA knew how fast Zoe could tongue twist these words her next gig would be on Mars (or in some Galactic bar - Mars, bar, get it!). Attractive as a journey into space maybe I guess Zoe would probably remain on Earth for the 2016 Olympics where spouse Andy is odds on favourite for the Arco Bass-playing 128 bar sprint.
Amazing.
Lance.

2 comments :

Liz said...

review at 02:55!! was that a late night or an early morning?
Liz

Lance said...

Bebop Spoken Here - The blog that never sleeps!
Gig was late afternoon/early evening.

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