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The Carpenters Songbook (Night Owl Shows)

By | Published on Sunday 11 August 2019

Carpenters fans will enjoy this sing-along documentary type show, featuring their greatest hits played live by professional musicians. Their story was undeniably sad but the band was upbeat, wanting everyone to join in the songs and have fun. The singer was very engaging and had a lovely lower register, but the natural break in her voice made transitioning into top notes audibly difficult as some of the songs just weren’t in her key. Her enthusiasm for the music was endearing, however, and carried the show along. Karen Carpenter was one of the greatest pop singers of her generation and this show honours her memory, showing just how remarkable The Carpenters were despite their catastrophic problems.

theSpace@Surgeons Hall until 24 Aug.
tw rating 3/5 | [Louise Rodgers]