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Ali Affleck With Vieux Carre And The Copper Cats (Alison Affleck)

By | Published on Friday 22 August 2014

A set of mostly lesser-known jazz numbers are given a hot, up-tempo swing treatment in this is bold, enjoyable show. Singer Ali Affleck is supported by a proficient five-piece, who nail the roaring 20s sound with a line-up including clarinet and tuba. Local hero Colin Steele dominates with accelerating solos on a muted, gorgeously rusty sounding trumpet. Between them they build a huge sound that practically demolishes the intimate venue, but unfortunately tends to drown Affleck out. She has a good voice though, and takes obvious pleasure in belting out her favourite songs, stealing the spotlight back with a gutsy version of ‘Egyptian Ella.’ Brash and brassy, this fun gig has plenty of energy and heart.

Outhouse, until 23 Aug.
tw rating 3/5 | [Dave Fargnoli]