London Festival of Cabaret 2014: Julie Atherton at St James Studio
St James Studio hosted a spectacular evening of cabaret as part of the year-old event, the London Festival of Cabaret, featuring the immensely gifted and talented singer Julie Atherton in her show Tempting Fate. The performance was held in the basement studio, with a small lounge-like vibe that felt exclusive; the atmosphere coupled with Atherton’s stellar performance made the audience feel like honorary guests.
Atherton performed with a band featuring a pianist, a guitarist, two female backing vocalists, a djembe player and a bassist. The theatrical songs were voluptuous, her voice, angelic; such cathartic music was tear-jerkingly emotional. Yet despite that, Atherton had an absolute laugh – she joked around with the audience, performing some comedy to make the night more diverse. A few funny tunes, based on broken love stories and how men are evil, shone – she sang about the latter with a glass of red wine for comic relief.
Julie sang duets with other musical guests, all of which, unsurprisingly, were amazing. She put on a performance that catered to a small audience, but also felt like something that would have been absolutely fantastic to experience at the Royal Albert Hall. Incorporating musical theatre into live music is a trend worth following, as Julie Atherton has proved. What a great show to go to on a Friday night.
For further information about Julie Atherton and future events visit here.
London Festival of Cabaret 2014 is on until 22nd May 2014, for further information or to book visit here.
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