CD AND DVD STORE
SUNDAY 18 MARCH
By Charlette Hannah
It’s been a while since I’ve seen Tommy play – too long in fact. This week I got a double dose, in two very different situations.
On Friday I took an extended lunch break to see Tommy play solo at the CD and DVD store in Cuba St. Sadly, for there are many good solo artists, it is hard to pull off a gig when it’s just you, the mic, and the guitar. Tommy is one of the few who can. His intense vocals – both his lyrics and the quality of his voice – are arresting, and hold attention, while his confident guitar playing backs them up. Playing a selection of songs including one he had written that morning, some from the new album, and a couple of old favourites, Tommy sang to a small but appreciative crowd. At one point a woman ran in, saw Tommy, started screaming ‘no, no’ in excitement, and ran out again. Most interesting.
On Sunday, I strolled along to
Having said that, they played well, the songs were great as always, and I look forward to seeing them again when they begin their