Last night, I went to Victoria Vox's only London gig on her current European tour. It was an intimate affair at the Hope & Anchor in Islington. Everyone was close to the action as V played a solo set mixing songs from her latest album "Exact Change" with songs from her previous album "Chameleon". V accompanied herself with ukulele, squeezebox (accordion) and "mouth trumpet" (of which she is truly the queen). An eclectic mix, perhaps, but she made it all work beautifully together with her own sublime and angelic voice. This was the first time I had heard V live, and while her albums are great, I definitely enjoyed this live performance even more. The room was small enough that we could all see her and she could see all of us, so there was a real intimacy to it that I haven't experienced at other concerts that I have been to.
It was all the more impressive given that V seriously damaged her toe just days before in France, and currently has to walk with a cane, in more that a bit of pain. However, a trooper to the end, she turned up so that her London fans could enjoy a live performance.
Afterwards, there was the chance to have a drink and a chat with V and the other fans, and that was a lot of fun too, a great way to round off the night. I had a wonderful time, and look forwards to being able to do it again sometime (V hopes to be back in London in 2011).
RT @xmlmind XMLmind #XML Editor V4.6 The new Link tool has been designed to allow quickly creating navigation links http://tinyurl.com/2aqfz5c <-- slightly idiosyncratic but great WYSIWYG editor for XML formats like DocBook and XHTML