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Rated 5 out of 5 by Carlysuz from Completely gorgeous We only knew a couple of Basia's songs when we booked tickets but she blew us away, amazing performance!
Date published: 2016-04-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by neilw84 from Magnificent singing and enchanting performance Basia sang for just over an hour performing a set list of 14 songs, 7 of which were from her Good Advice cd. I did not know her till I bought this cd a few months ago, which I love. I have now acquired her previous cds and it’s evident her musical style has been evolving from alternative folk to indie/electro pop. Basia made this development clear as soon as she appeared on stage, stunningly dressed as a real ‘pop star’ in a glittering gold cape and short dress with vivid psychedelic patterns. She began with four songs from Good Advice but then commented, “I may be wearing a gold cape but I still sing folk songs and I’m going to sing a few now” - which she did, though after the intro with acoustic guitar her backing group soon joined in. It was nice to see her acknowledging her folk `roots. Her voice was stunning throughout and she has such an impressive range. She also sang with real passion. In La La Lie when she sang the lines “You need advice/Don’t get caught up with me” there was a wonderful spark of defiant menace in her eyes; and the highlight of the evening was the contrast between the cd version of Someday Soon which, despite the sadness of its message, has a beauty, a measured calmness, a gentle restraint on cd but which she sang live with a startling fierceness and anguished intensity. The same could also be said about her live performance of Infamous, ¬and these were her two last songs before the encore. The hurt which inspired much of this cd is clearly not far below the surface and is still keenly felt. On the other hand, between songs Basia revealed a delightful sense of humour and flair for irony. After her first song Let Me In she said, “We’re going to get to know one another very well this evening”, referring to the very small audience, and then added, “I’m so small, I need to get a riser, like Elton John!” As she switched to the folk items she commented, “We need to be careful trading instruments now, otherwise it turns into vaudeville.” Towards the end of Gold Rush, her eighth song, she had to stop singing for a moment with a cough, commenting “Excuse me! It’s the British weather.” And at the end of that song, after introducing her band, she said with regard to the rather grim surroundings, “I love this venue. We might stay here! See you tomorrow!” Her engaging personality was also evident in the performance. She clearly loves performing and she has a lovely, natural manner. Towards the end of Wires, her 11th song, she left the stage and came down with the mike, which she’d clearly been causing her difficulty, and briefly danced with a member of the audience. A lovely touch! Finally, having previously thanked everyone for attending, she said, “I’m going to stay in the UK. I’m serious. I have a work permit.” - and let’s hope she’s serious, so that we can see her much more often! She closed the gig with an a stunning a cappella rendering of Hush and then a beautiful smile and charming curtseys, saying “Thank you all so much. See you all again next time.” The great shame was there weren’t more people there to enjoy it. She is such a good singer-songwriter and such a lovely stage presence she deserves to be performing to large audiences in much bigger venues. This was a delightful performance.
Date published: 2016-04-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by DMcC from Basia Bulat & the Weather Station ; Superb ! Having been a fan of Tamara Lindeman and The Weather station for some time , I could not believe my luck when I found that Broadcast were hosting not just them but Basia Bulat. The two acts were superb , at the top of their game. There is no superlatives to further convey that the night was perfect, the acts were sublime. There is no doubt that I will see them both again if they play in this country. Wonderful ! DMcC.
Date published: 2016-04-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by Roland from Basia Rocks We saw Basia with our daughter who had turned us on to her. After a great support by Weather Station-actually partof Basia's backing band, incl a v fine female lead vocalist/backing vocalist, Basia came on at a run and continued to keep up a high level of energy as she worked her way through an hour's set. A small audience were really enthused and appreciative, looking forward to seeing her again,
Date published: 2016-04-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by AndrewNic from An amazingly talented musician and performer. Basia Bulat is fantastic. She is a superb vocalist, plays multiple instruments, writes great songs and performs them brilliantly. All of this backed by a solid and talented band. Her concerts are a joyful experience! Go see for yourself.
Date published: 2016-04-16
Rated 3 out of 5 by Ambivalent from Good in parts Exciting beginning , she lost the audience in the middle - mid tour , mid energy . Picked it up for strong intimate finish - better alone than with the band
Date published: 2016-04-21