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Simon Kempston (Simon Kempston)

By | Published on Tuesday 27 August 2013

Kempston is certainly a stage natural, sadly performing for only two days; those lucky enough witness his charm are in for quite a treat. With some brilliant and quite unique guitar skills, Kempston plays a mixture of upbeat and softer songs, with a brilliant use of crescendo. His folk offerings were preferable to his attempted blues numbers, but both genres were very ably performed. Coupled with some anecdotes on how his songs were formed and a friendly rapport with the audience, Kempston’s gig was enjoyable, interesting and relaxing. An obviously humble man, who has produced an obviously delightful show.

The Royal Oak, until 11 Aug, 4.30pm.
tw rating 4/5 | [Helena Wadia]