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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.

Date: 2012-03-12 11:24 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I am miffed I missed them.

I was so hoping to go see them after the support for Dresdon Dolls...

I have their 2 other albums signed...

I saw them last year at the Fringe and fell in love with their quirky style. I completely forgot about them until I saw them at the DD's...

Hope they come again next year, and I get to see them again...

Date: 2012-03-13 06:06 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
You would have enjoyed their show.

See what happens when you don't get kidnapped to the Old Adelaide Gaol in the middle of the week. You miss out on all the news. <grin>


Date: 2012-03-13 10:49 am (UTC)
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Only to discover that they had a number of existing fans amongst my friends who had neglected to tell me about them earlier.

Their show last year had a better setting -- in the abandoned Regent Cinema with the audience seated on the stage and the duo perched on the stairs -- but musically weaker. They were good, but not so good that I was going to rave about them to everyone.

Now I will do the raving...

Charlie Sanders has made great strides too. I first saw him at the Cabaret Fringe last June. He's a lot more confident, relaxed and polished now. I've been thinking of seeing his show (9:45 pm Friday) but I might be better off seeing interstate and international acts, as he's a local and therefore much more likely to be performing here again soon.

Date: 2012-03-13 03:03 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Wasn't really meant as a criticism. It was good to have company at the show to chat about it.

Date: 2012-03-13 03:05 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
And thinking on it someone did mention their show (or at least a good show done in the old Regent cinema. Although I don't think it was any of the C&M crowd.

So I'm a dirty rotten liar.

Date: 2012-04-07 06:30 pm (UTC)
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Wow. Finally got around to listening to this pair, and they're damn good. Good enough that I want to track down some of their CDs.

Thank you for spreading the word that bit further. *smile*

Although the poor guy misses his Grandad, doesn't he?

Date: 2012-04-08 09:06 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I probably should do a music dump for the Fringe month at some point, especially since it is almost time for my next mass acquisition...


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