Gretchen Peters & Kim Richey at Sage Gateshead (live review)

“What followed was spellbinding, The Matador was haunting; All You Got Is a Hammer was punchier than usual with Barry giving us some unexpectedly Jazzy flourishes on the piano.
Although I gave it a favourable review in 2015; I didn’t remember Pretty Things which found Gretchen being joined by Kim singing harmonies tonight; but vowed to seek it out when I got home … and it really is a cracker….
Every song was was both greeted and ended with tumultuous applause from a knowledgeable audience who knew that this was their last opportunity to hear these songs in this setting.
As the concert rattled through; the best was kept for last (I think) with a 3 star performance of Bus to St. Cloud which neatly preceded Five Minutes which left me gobsmacked; and I’ve seen and heard Gretchen Peters sing both in concert a few times …. but tonight…..”

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