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RNCM Big Band with Clare Teal

RNCM Theatre, 28 March 2012

Clare Teal

It’s big and it’s a band and it breathes fire.

The fire-breathing feats of the RNCM Big Band were most pronounced during the epic tunes on show tonight – Minuano and Choro Dancado – but were evident too when Clare Teal sang the appropriately-titled Too Darn Hot and a slue of other classic songs.

Clare Teal was on top form, performing a diverse programme ranging from Cheek to Cheek to Van Morrison’s Bright Side of the Road to Get Happy, ending at the last with Snow Patrol’s Chasing Cars.  Her easy-going repartee smoothed things along pleasantly between songs.  She’s a game girl.

RNCM Big Band perform next with Bob Mintzer on 7 July, details here.  Watch out and beware: here be a dragon.

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