ED2011 3/5 Reviews ED2011 Music Reviews

Adriana Spina

By | Published on Wednesday 31 August 2011

Adriana Spina has a spine-tinglingly beautiful voice, grave and smooth, which beguiled the audience for over an hour with songs from her debut album, ‘Never Coming Home’, as well as older songs. There isn’t much diversity in the songs, which are mostly quite melancholic and deeply personal, concerning the painful process of transition as the album title suggests. Adriana Spina in person is very cheery, though, as she chats warmly and easily with the audience between songs. The finale, and my personal highlight of the set, was a stirring cover of The Band’s ‘The Weight’, which consisted of stunning harmonies with the rest of the band. If there were more variation in the music, this would be ideal.

Acoustic Music Centre at St Bride’s, 27 Aug, 6.45pm (8.00pm), £8.00 – £10.00, fpp192.
tw rating 3/5