Running behind, so here are some of my Talk Fringe reviews. First The Jane Austen Experience Present Somewhere Under The Rainbow:
From the moment Jennifer Kingwell and Todd Dickens descend the stairs to the stage, singing to each other from across the crowded auditorium, you know that this musical duo has that certain chemistry and that you are in for an excellent show. And they don't disappoint as they present the songs from their new CD Somewhere Under The Rainbow. The later addition of bass guitar, drums, and cello for some of the songs deepens the sound magnificently. The lyrics are complex and thematically intriguing; they write songs that are well-suited to them, both in voice and theme. Mellow, relaxed, and yet strong and upbeat. Well worth seeing when they hit the Fringe again next year.
Their new album is available at Bandcamp at only A$10. And being Bandcamp you can listen to it all. I particularly liked Phoenix and Song for a Siren. But judge for yourself. I for one will be catching them next time they come here.
I initially chose them as a possibility because for some reason the show's title attracted me. Then I listened to their music and had to go. Only to discover that they had a number of existing fans amongst my friends who had neglected to tell me about them earlier. Oh well. Now I know better.