When : Friday 4th January 2013
Organised by leading singer songwriter and promoter, Northampton-based Hannah Faulkner, this event perfectly highlighted the wealth of young and emerging acoustic talent that this county has to offer.
★★★★☆ (4.5 out of 5)
First up was Josh Bateman...
★ ★ ★ ★
You Me Us...
|You Me Us|
A talented singer-songwriter takes to the stage and announces her arrival with a musical "punch in the air". Jen plays every chord and sings every refrain with the conviction that this moment is all that matters. Every verse is delivered with an understated confidence. It is this confidence that gives her the ability to own the stage. A great performance with no gimmicks. Proof that it pays to simply let the music do the talking.
A different class of performer. Stylish and skillful and without doubt, the most accomplished guitar player of the evening. George is definitely a guitarist who sings rather than a singer who plays guitar and this is more than evident in his slick chops and chord voicings. George's voice is soulful and gentle but he has the ability with the delivery of one exclaimed word to make you sit up and take notice. Listening to the performance I thought it was polished and professional and could easily imagine it on a larger stage. Visually quirky and restrained George performed with bravado without being brash. Dignified and classy.
Congratulations to all the performers on the bill this evening. You did yourselves proud and I look forward to seeing (and hearing) you all again soon.
Photography by James Ruane at James Ruane Design & Photography