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REVIEWS:LIVE Delta Maid Flowerpot, London 4/5 Delta Maid is a 25 year old singer/ songwriter from Liverpool. She has been likened to Bonnie Raitt, Joni Mitchell, Patsy Cline and Tammy Wynette.

Delta took to the stage with an acoustic guitar as accompaniment. Her voice has an edge to it that makes you sit up and listen. Singing from her EP ‘Broken Branches’ demonstrates that Delta has a style all of her own. Her relaxed approach and interaction endeared her to the audience. She had heads moving, toes and fingers tapping and they were totally engaged throughout. It was a relatively small audience but, no less appreciative.

Gina Yashere Glee Club, Birmingham 4/5 A truly excellent evening! Gina Yashere bought real life scenarios into a hilarious moment which had me laughing out loud and falling off my seat! The show was split into two sections with an interval in the middle, the second half seemed to be of made up of pre-prepared material, and even though it was funny i preferred the first half which was completed in an adhoc fashion and consisted of Yashere freestlying from audience material, this showed her at her best, revealing that actually not can she only tell a joke but she is a naturally gifted comedian.

Delta was accompanied perfectly by accomplished guitarist Ian Dunn, His unobtrusive efforts lifted the set and created a fuller sound.

The audience was slightly flat in Birmingham but even with that Yashere definitely worked the crowd. There were a few in culture jokes however these were well received.

I look forward to hearing her album which is due for release early next year. Delta is one to watch and I for one will do so with interest. Susan Cummins

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Fyfe Dangerfield HMV Institute, Birmingham 5/5 Fyfe Dangerfield took to the stage for the opening night of Birmingham’s newest music venue. The old Sanctuary and Barfly have been revamped to become the HMV Institute in Digbeth. With a carpeted entrance adorned with chandeliers and Fyfe’s gig located in the smaller rather aptly named “Library” room, the venue is definitely worth a mention. The smaller venue adds a more intimate feel to the gig, as Fyfe and co. take to the stage and hammer straight into “Faster than the Setting Sun”. This is live music at it’s best as Fyfe proves his frontman status. It is clear that he feels the music, and it’s hard not to get drawn in as he performs a set list primarily from “Fly Yellow Moon”. This self penned album, was written whilst in the midst of a relationship and then breakup. Although he may lose some of the Guillemots fans when he embraces some of the more tender and heart-

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felt tracks, “Livewire” and “High in the Tide” in particular, it is still hard not to feel penetrated by Fyfe’s world. His voice almost haunting as it resonates throughout the room. The more upbeat “When You Walk In The Room” and “She Needs Me” get the crowd jigging along, and provide a happy contrast to the more melancholy tracks. A couple of Guillemots tracks are also sprinkled in for good measure and elicit a cheer from the crowd. The encore includes Fyfe’s version of “She’s Always A Woman”, a track I suspect many in the crowd were waiting for. One man and a guitar make this a truly special moment. The hour and half set seems over almost as soon as it’s begun. As he closes with a reprise of his first song, the audience really feel that they have come full circle. With talent like this at their helm, it with eager anticipation that we should await Fyfe’s return to The Guillemots and the release of their next album! Kim Harrell

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