ED2011 4/5 Reviews ED2011 Musical Reviews

Hey, Piano Bar Lady! (Linn Lorkin)

By | Published on Tuesday 16 August 2011

Adorable, classy, charming and fun. ‘Hey, Piano Bar Lady!’ makes for an excellent evening. The Henderson wine bar is the perfect setting; a low lit, intimate space, in which Linn Lorkin builds a healthy rapport with her audience. The songs are simple, but bouncy and perfectly constructed, definite highlights being her free jazz rendition of ‘As Time Goes By’, and ‘International Sofa Lady’. The puns are dreadful, but Linn’s wealth of anecdotes, flawlessly recreating the 80’s New York piano bar-scene in Edinburgh, are a delight. The show rattles along nicely, with Linn really hitting her stride towards the middle of the show, with a wonderful, slightly whimsical, slightly wistful finale. ‘Hey, Piano Bar Lady!’ is a definite treasure.

Henderson’s Vegetarian Restaurant and Arts Venue, 4 – 28 Aug (not 8, 15, 22), times vary, £5.00 – £7.50, fpp227.
tw rating 4/5