Lady Sings It Better

*****

This singing sextet from Australia style themselves as feminist cabaret. Backed by a driving three piece band, they blend innocence with sexuality as they power and posture their way through a bundle of songs made famous by male artists.

They take the songs, re-invent them and give them a whole new interpretation – parody is never far away in their feisty, flirtatious approach. I particularly enjoyed Queen’s ‘Fat Bottomed Girls’ which is given a country rock version, hill billy style.

In the second half, their choice of song takes on a deeper sensual style. For instance, they take the lyrics of The Knack’s ‘My Sharona’, slow the tempo down and give the words their full suggestive expression.

The girls all have great singing voices. They share the lines, so your eyes are flashing from one girl to another. Together, they have a full rich sound and their harmonising is wonderfully executed. A solid hour of first class entertainment.

Reviewed by Ben

Gilded Balloon Teviot; 14

1 to 27 August 2012 (not 14 & 21)

18.45 – 19.45

Fringe Programme Page Number: 15

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