Tuesday, October 17, 2006

Tina Dico at the Komedia

Yesterday evening was night of the ex-Zero 7 vocalists at the Komedia as Tina Dico and Sophie Barker doubled up for a bit of female singer/ songwriter action. We arrived just as Sophie took to the stage to play a few of her songs. She's got a very strong voice but I felt it would work even better backed with a full band. I don't know any of her solo stuff, but she did play In The Waiting Line which is my favourite Zero 7 track, so that track alone was worth the price of admission. By the time Tina came on we'd managed to get some decent seats near the front (thanks Marlene!) and had an excellent view of her performance. She opened with Break Of Day, the first song of hers I ever heard, and right from the start it struck me just how confident and powerful her vocals are - in fact Dave and I agreed afterwards that there were shades of Alanis Morissette in there. Tina played a selection of requests including songs from In The Red, plus Home from the Zero 7 album and Magic, an amusing tale of a one night stand written on the road... Sophie joined her on stage for the encore where they covered an old John Martyn track together. Great stuff!

After the show we were hanging around the bar area and Tina came out so we got to say hello... she's lovely!!

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