Some beautiful reworkings of earlier material such as the opener 'Six Of One', 'Prophet' and 'Happy Anniversary' were crafted into a set of quality new songs - 'Valley Boy' (performed solo), 'Open' and 'Adre 'Nôl' to name but a few. 'Come On Home' was just one of her new works that featured pedal steel guitar to give just a hint of Country further broadening her appeal. Her effortless vocals, smooth, soulful and raunchy all at the same time were superbly backed by Aled and Jonathan's silky smooth playing and lifted the whole package to another level. Amy's own playing is so natural; playing guitar as if she was born with it in her hands. Tonight also gave us Wadge worshippers a chance to experience her keyboard skills for the first time with some breathtakingly beautiful work. The rhythm section of messrs Richard and Thomas played with such feeling it seemed that they simply filled the spaces - clever!
Full of nervous energy as ever but looking somehow more at ease with the 'band' than as a solo artist Amy was as good as anything I've seen anywhere. Club owner Marzy (Brian Maher) must be so pleased to have played a role in helping Amy to become what she now is.
Amy has been likened to Alanis Morissette but for my money there's no comparison; I'd rather pay to see Amy anyday, anytime!! Look out for her next gig on Marr's (or anywhere really) and don't miss out.