Review By Pat Thompson. The Lincolnshire Echo
was mesmerised by Kiki Dee and so too, it would seem, was the capacity
audience at the Trinity Arts Centre, Gainsborough.
The reason? It was part of Kiki's national Almost Naked tour and although
a technical hitch nearly forced the abandonment of one piece, it was sorted
out and we were treated to a great rock number.
Kiki is one of this country's most underrated singers. In musical parlance,
she is a singer's singer and she can match anyone in the business for
vocal dexterity an sheer gut-wrenching emotion.
Accompanied by Carmelo Luggeri on acoustic guitar, for two hours she wove
her way through many new songs co-written with Carmelo over the past 18
months, but there was one or two "old favourites" including
her 1970s collaboration with Elton John, Don't Go Breaking My Heart, which
was given a new arrangement by Carmelo.
It doesn't matter what Kiki sings - her rendition of Joni Mitchell's Carey
was stunning - it's all delivered with the same effortless perfection.
She finished the concert with her very first self-penned composition Loving
and Free - my own personal favourite - and brought the house down.
Anyone who wasn't there missed a great performance by a capable, talented
and gutsy lady. Terrific stuff.
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