LONDON Southbank Centre / Royal Festival Hall
From her first album in 2008 till today, the stage saw her heal, grow, open up and reach her own way of perfection in letting ‘sound pouring out from’ her smoky voice, passionate heart, her search for beauty and her art inspired vision.
Melody Gardot, the American singer-songwriter (or rather “citizen of the world”) now returns to London with a glamorous interpretation of her jazz, Americana, chanson, bossa nova and blues infused repertoire accompanied by orchestra.
‘ ‘That astonishing voice had a way of flaring into a sultry rasp, blending sexiness, defiance and vulnerability that evoked French singers of old’ ’
‘ ‘A modal funk workout that rumbles and fizzes while maintaining its sense of restraint.’ ’
A Jazz FM favourite, her reputations precedes her, one of the best vocalists I've seen live and accompanied by an orchestra... I mean WOW!