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Ruby Zajac (Ruby Zajac)

By | Published on Wednesday 26 August 2015

Ruby Zaja

Ruby Zajac’s lyricism about her past relationships, wandering about Edinburgh and beyond to the West Lothian beaches, and living abroad in Mexico and Honduras is all very well. However, there is nothing melodious here, as Zajac’s acoustic guitar is frequently out-of-tune and makes the entire band effort sound lousy. Beside the fact Zajac’s half-hearted guitar playing means that she doesn’t form the F-chords properly, there’s credit due to the backing band, who perform in a wonderfully delicate manner. Their passing of the shaking egg perhaps undermines their musical talents, as they swap it out with violin, charsach and the tin whistle. Zajac’s music could benefit from more rehearsal and from more of the woodwind and stringed instruments.

Acoustic Music Centre, until 26 Aug.
tw rating 2/5 | [Kieran Scott]