Sunday, 20 March 2011

Tori Sparks Gig

The attractive and talented Nashville artist Tori Sparks dazzled The Beehive audience in a glamorous red dress and boots. Tori performed a fine selection of her songs putting plenty of emotion into her vocals. Tori’s songs blend together an interesting mix of Americana, country and blues. The first song Tori performed on the evening was Cold War from her 2007 release UNDER THIS YELLOW SUN. This was followed by Penny On A Rail from her latest album THE SCORPION IN THE STORY. Tori played guitar throughout the evening, explaining the stories behind the songs most of which related to people and places that she had come across on her travels. She continued with two more songs Tall Towers and Blue Tattoo from her latest album. These songs highlighted Tori’s musical versatility. One song that went down really well was her excellent bluesy flavoured song Days And Days And Nights. In-between her own songs Tori did a great cover of the Bob Dylan song Make You Feel My Love. Once again this song got a good response from the audience. The second half of the evening continued with more emotional vocals and excellent songs from Tori’s new and previously released albums. The audience were really impressed with Tori’s music and songs, clapping and cheering loudly in-between songs. Tori performed two more great songs Free and Mama. As the evening came to a close it was clear Tori was not going to get away without performing a few more songs. In the end Tori left the thoroughly happy audience with a delightful performance of Summertime. Tori was happy to chat and sign CD’s and autographs in the interval and after the show had ended. All in all this was an excellent evening with wonderful music provided by an extremely talented young singer. I would recommend music fans of all genres go and see Tori Sparks if they get the chance as they certainly will not be disappointed.

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