Category: Concert Reviews

February 4, 2021 / Concert Reviews

York Theatre, January 20 8/10 On a vast stage a lone soul sits at a grand piano, his back to most of us. This detachment between audience and player could have been a metaphor for the times, but the moment the music began, that detachment dissolved, and this was like…

January 29, 2021 / Concert Reviews

The Headland, January 16 6/10 With Paul Capsis and iOTA singing, and a subtitle like “A song cycle of desire and ecstasy, murder and mayhem”, it seemed worth risking an outdoor show in the fickle La Nina summer. Then you learn that the 14 songs constituting Rapture are from a…

January 25, 2021 / Concert Reviews

York Theatre, January 13 8.5/10 Disruption! The title – already sounding like an explosive triplet – refers to the fire, plague, despots, social upheaval and climate change buffeting 2020, but it could also refer to the drums’ disruptive power, musically. What other instrument boasts such dynamic range and rhythmic impetus,…