RNCM Big Band with Clare Teal
RNCM Theatre, 28 March 2012
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.