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Alice Cavaye

By | Published on Wednesday 31 August 2011

Alice Cavaye describes being driven to sing by the death of her jazz pianist husband, documenting her journey from that personal tragedy with a selection of well-loved songs. Sadly, this depth of feeling is the greatest flaw in her performance. Her undoubtedly fine voice is too often tense and tearful, rarely conveying either the passion or the tune she’s aiming for, losing the artistry by the immediacy of her emotion. She’s accompanied by Peter Angus on piano and guitarist Robert Murphy, who offers a bizarre interlude of his own compositions, but neither provides much relief. Though you can’t doubt the singer’s intense connection to the music, there’s little here for an audience except nostalgic melancholy.

Acoustic Music Centre at St Brides, 10, 17 Aug, 9.00 pm (10.00 pm), £6.00 – £8.00, fpp193.
tw rating 1/5