Rated 5 out of
Molly Magnificent at The Lexington
I last saw Molly at the start of 2017 at the Sebright Arms where she was wonderful but one knew she could produce more if she had a full band, that show was also not particularly full. Now we had a full band, a full house and more than a year for Molly to develop. The difference was astonishing and for the better.
Molly has a singing voice that is stunning, commanding tones are delivered with brio that simply takes you to heaven, there really is no one else out there who sounds like her and if she was in film she would be a goddess. She and her band came on at 9:30 to wild cheering and promptly filled the venue with waves of acoustic wonderment with songs mostly from her latest album First Flower. Aficionados of her debut album, Please Be Mine which is a much more reflective work, were not left out and we were treated to a number of songs too from that work including Please Be Mine which had a very different presentation to when she sung it at the Sebright. After almost an hour they left the stage, every one stayed and after a short while they returned and we were treated to another 10 minutes of so of delight.
Support was from Rocheman who I had seen before supporting Jenny Hval who at the time was very good. They too have evolved and seemed to me now sounded like a melange of ambiet jazz meets Chelsea Wolf and ear plugs were needed which was not the case before. They are really good and well worth seeing.
Date published: 2018-12-05