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Scala, King's Cross 20 August 2010
witnessing Saint Jude earlier in the year at the 100 Club, I certainly
wasn't going to miss this gig and 'ello, 'ello, 'ello, who do we have in
support? None other than daughter of Ian, Miss Tracie Hunter.
A big pair
of shades must run in the Hunter family, but Tracie Hunter dosen't need
to wear them as she is only hiding her good looks. Hunter has a deep
broody voice and the band played a more mellowed form of rock that was
the forthcoming 'Screaming Superego' should see Hunter being taken more
seriously as an artist in her own right. A wise choice cover of
Hazel O'Connor's 'Will You' gave the song a rich rock vein of life.
Jude are something special. This is the band that the Black
Crowes really wanted to be, there is nothing fake about Saint Jude.
gutsy blend of seventies rock 'n roll taking in influences from Humble
Pie, The Faces and the rocking rhythm and blues sounds of Motown.
The sound of
the band is built around guitarist Adam Greene and the tinkling ivories
of Joe Glossop but it is singer Lynne Jackaman who really shines a
been compared to Janis Joplin, but this is how she would've sounded if
she hadn't smoked 20 Marlboro a day and downed a bottle of Bourbon.
She sounds like Sass Jordan, or a young Tina Turner, she is simply the
authentic seventies attire Jackaman looks and sounds like the real deal,
a beautiful creature that possesses iron butterfly lungs.
one album under their belts 'Diary Of A Soul Fiend', every song tonight
hits you in the stomach playing on every emotion.
Fire' is the song that the Black Crowes never wrote,'Angel ' can make a
foolhardy guy think the song is being sung directly to him from
a dud song played tonight. When Jackaman isn't singing, she's
twisting and twirling, whooping and wooing.
don't make it bad, they take a sad song and make it better. Check out
this hot band whilst you can at the smaller venues because it won't be
long before the Saints go marching in.
Set list : Soul Of Fire/ Little Queen/ Pleased To Meet You/ The Way I
Love You/ Angel/ Leave A Light On/ In My Head/ Sweet Melody/ Parallel
Life/ Down And Out/ Garden Of Eden/ Southern Belles.....Encore: I'm
Photos by Noel
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