2009.05.17 - Way To Blue - The songs Of Nick Drake

Way To Blue - The Songs Of Nick drake
Birmingham Town Hall 16.05.09

Birmingham Town Hall was sold out last night and the performances brought the house down - the concert received a standing ovation from the audience.

EVERYONE was on tiptop form, brought together by a shared love of Nick's songs. Rehearsals apparently lasted (the previous) three days According to Beth, her rehearsals only took one hour!

Beth had her two magnificent solos: 'Time Has Told Me' and 'Clothes Of Sand', plus her duet with Martha Wainwright: 'Pink Moon'. In addition she was one quarter of the fabulous chorus on 'Poor Boy' and sang, along with everyone else, on the second encore: 'Voice From The Mountain'.

Most of the audience who stayed on after the show were treated to reminiscences of Nick with some fabulous anecdotes, plus fascinating & compelling pieces of musical analysis, from Joe Boyd (Nick's legendary producer at Island Records), Robert Kirby (arranger, musical collaborator & friend of Nick's from his Cambridge days) and Robin Frederick.

Robert Kirby said that there were plans afoot to tour and record this great show.

Thanks to Ali who attended and reviewed this show and to Liesbeth for the pic of Beth





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