Heath Cullen CD Launch – Anonymous Review

Heath Cullen and the 45 CD Launch @ McGregor Hall, Sat 22nd May, 2010, with Chanel Cole, Fire on the Hill and Jackie Marshall.
by anon.

8pm on a chilly Saturday night and McGregor Hall was slowly filling with souls braving the weather, while outside even braver souls warmed themselves, inside and out, with lit objects, large and small.

The divine voice of Chanel Cole began the evening, as she sweetly sung a collection of self-confessed sad songs. Any nervous quiver evident in the unease she felt from performing her originals was sweetened by her charm and wistfully naive piano.

Next up was that fire on the hill who brought harmonies to the jeff-buckly-esque rock of a four-piece outfit ahead of their time.

Heath Cullen and the 45 brought the dancing girls out. After an intimate start, they moved from gentle melodic acoustic through to an epic moody centre to a joyful tuneful end. So many guitars could never be enough, and the diverse musical experience of the set made for an engaging journey.

Finally the thoroughly rollicking, wild, divine, unpredictable and volatile passion of Jackie Marshall provided a suitably rocking finale.  Aided once more by the 45, it was rock and roll for the thinking woman or man.

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