Lucie Thorne @ Smiths

Lucie Thorne @ Smiths. Wed 18th June
Review by James Kent

I’ll admit it, I came to this gig a little unprepared. After a brief facebook stalk and some skimmed reviews, I wandered into Smiths with only a vague idea of what to expect, and a mild scepticism as to wether solo guitarist lady (also known as Lucie Thorne) would turn out to be worth a quadrupling of the regular Wednesday night door fee.

Fortunately enough in this case, the answer is yes. Although the show was unusually short due to a disappointing lack of local support acts, Lucie had the audience in the palm of her hand from the get go, with barely a whisper from the audience for the duration. Although somewhat lacking in range and variety, Lucie smashes it out of the ballpark, with gorgeous smokey vocals and dreamy lyrics combining with a first class musical ability, filling Smiths with the imagined scents of blackberry moonshine and Aussie bushland and creating an atmosphere I would cheerfully pay to experience again.

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