Friday, April 15, 2005

Nancy Sinatra

Last night we went to see Nancy Sinatra at the Sage Gateshead. It was a great show, she played a mix of old hits including Boots, Bang Bang, You Only Live Twice and some tracks form her new album (part written by Morrissey, Jarvis Cocker and Bono). She looked like my mum after a couple of sherries had given her the courage to hit the karaoke machine. There was no diva behaviour, she came into the audience for a couple of songs and bantered between songs in a scatty and endearing manner.

The audience ranged from young (well – my age) to little old ladies. It was a fairly sedate audience with no dancing, underwear throwing or screaming, but plenty or respectful clapping. I thoroughly enjoyed it!

If you haven’t heard her new album, it is well worth a listen. I particularly, like “Let Me Kiss You”, written by Morrissey, and also on his album. She described Morrissey as her mentor and said he had picked out her outfit for the concert. He seems to have been responsible for bringing her to a new audience, much as he previously did with Sandie Shaw.

Nancy is touring Europe at the moment, and I know not all of the gigs are sold out. So, if you get the chance I would recommend you go and see her.