While some of these work better than others, it all keeps things moving along.
Nevertheless, the main substance is the music, and Melissa’s vocal work – plus washboard, spoons and tap dancing – backed by Tnee on piano and vocals is what makes the show worth your while. The choice of material includes “I’m a Woman” “Baby It’s Cold Outside” and “I Got Rhythm” so it’s quality all the way.
The hour ended with “Bye Bye Blackbird”, Melissa coaxing a somewhat reticent audience to sing along – I guess mid-afternoon was just a bit early, and the audience a bit too sober, for this to work.
Catch them if you can, they’re here for the Festival and there are a lot worse ways to spend an afternoon.