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Friday, May 29, 2020

Kai Hoffman: Livestream - May 29

Kai Hoffman (vocals); Roger Lewyn (piano).

I missed the first 53 minutes thinking I'd be just in time to catch Kai's last number. 

I was wrong! I caught her last five numbers!

I blinked! Was this Kai? Last time I saw her was upstairs in Ronnie's where she was launching an album. On that occasion she was the archetypal blonde bombshell and the party was like something out of Some Like it Hot (BBC2 tomorrow, 3:40pm) with Kai in great voice.

This was back in 2013 and the American expat has toned down her hair but not her voice!

As I said, at the beginning, I was expecting one number and got five!

Whatever Lola Wants, Lola Gets; There Will Never be Another You; I Will Survive - don't cringe, forget all the karaokes that had you sneaking out of the lounge and seeking refuge in the bar. Instead, remember Gloria Gaynor's original version. This is as good an alternative as you're gonna get. We'll Meet Again - course we will, er won't we? Done here as a sort of doo-wop shuffle.

Finally, that good old Newcastle/New Orleans/Wallsend number - The House of the Rising Sun.

Before closing, a massive shout to Roger Lewyn who, although unseen, contributed massively - he's a man who plays mighty fine piano, yes sirree! Kai being American I thought I'd throw in a couple of phrases I picked up from watching B-movies just to make her feel at home.

Kai is back next Friday at 7:30pm.
Lance.

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