Category: Concert Reviews – Archive

July 16, 2013 / Concert Reviews - Archive

Blue Beat, July 12 Where George Harrison’s guitar gently wept, Reg Mombassa’s gnashes its teeth. The one he uses for playing slide is bright red: the colour of habanero chillies, war wounds and prostitutes’ lipstick. It howls and shrieks, protests and laments, and yet all the time is slyly celebrating,…

July 10, 2013 / Concert Reviews - Archive

Slide, July 4 Bernadette Robinson’s star turn in the one-woman musical play, Songs For Nobodies (penned by Joanna Murray-Smith) was a hard act to follow. What to do next when you have inhabited the lives and conjured the voices of Judi Garland, Patsy Cline, Edith Piaf, Billie Holiday and Maria…

June 26, 2013 / Concert Reviews - Archive

Slide, June 21                                                                                                                                                          New York drag artist Joey Arias was the fourth of a quadrella of contrasting divas in seven days. Cassandra Wilson’s encyclopedia of groove-based understatement (with a sumptuous contralto as the cover) led to Barb Jungr’s masterful one-two routine of emotional king-hits and knockabout humour, and then Kristin…