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007 Voices Of Bond (Night Owl Shows)

By | Published on Friday 17 August 2018

This was an hour of Bond-themed cabaret from singer Phoebe Katis who, together with a backing band, guided us through the variety of musical styles that make up the themes of the film franchise. Katis sang well and played keys with flair and enthusiasm during ‘Live And Let Die’. Another highlight was ‘The World Is Not Enough’ – she and the guitarist clearly enjoyed performing the Garbage song with great energy, carrying the audience along with them. The band was good but there was no live brass, woodwind or strings and I missed that in the earlier themes. It was very loud, but it’s not volume that makes Bond atmospheric, it’s the arrangements and performance.

theSpace @ Surgeons Hall, until 25 Aug.
tw rating 3/5 | [Louise Rodgers]