Pocket Central. Band on the Wall. Friday 13th July 2012.
Alice Zawadzki: Songs from Around the World. Matt and Phreds. Friday 13th July 2012.
Alice Zawadzki and her band of merry men and women. Alice and the band did a fine job of putting things across to a bustling and vibed up Friday night crowd, but it was a little tricky on some of the quieter sections. There's no doubt Alice really has something, her voice managing to convey a real passion and intimacy. Much of her song writing was enticing too, usually coming across best in the opening sections of the tunes. One track's fab opening (sorry didn't catch the name) led into an improvisation section of dark chords over an awkward time signature that I felt had the band a little on the edge, but there's promise of great things to come here I'm sure. Wednesday's duo with pianist Dan Whieldon looks to a must.