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Kate Daisy Grant With Nick Pynn (Kade Daisy Grant With Nick Pynn / PBH’s Free Fringe)

By | Published on Tuesday 23 August 2011

With a wind-up toy bird as a backing singer and a toyshop of tiny, tinkling instruments to play with, eccentric chanteuse Kate Daisy Grant seems determinedly quirky. She takes you by surprise, then, with the strength and range of her voice as she surges into this set of short, sharp, bittersweet songs, infused with innocent wonder and worldly melancholy. It’s a kaleidoscope of influences, moods and styles, mixing sweet, poppy hooks with sparse skiffle and tense indie edginess. Multi-instrumentalist Nick Pynn fills out the sound on violin and guitar, a resonant counterpoint and necessary anchor for Grant’s mellifluous vocal. This is bombastic and beautiful music, deep, delicate and slightly demented – the perfect soundtrack for an offbeat evening.

Fingers Piano Bar, 6 – 27 Aug (not 8, 15, 22), 6.40 pm (7.40 pm), free, fpp209.
tw rating 4/5