Still Shining a Light
Suzi was one of 5 children with Hungarian heritage but hails from Detroit .She wowed the audience at the Palladium with her denim and sequin two piece before returning in the 2nd half in a suit of tight fitting leathers. She rolled back the years with raunchy moves and bass guitar hung low. A mix of old and new all appealed, but stand outs in the first half were Stumblin In performed as a duet with Boy George followed by a punchy 48 Crash, which I now understood is about Chinn and Chapman’s (songwriters) vocalising their sufferings with the onset of male menopause.
Some witty routines with the brass section especially the saxophonist who was offered several solos and a tongue in cheek love serenade as well as support from the backing singers fully occupied in synced jive moves. The pianist hit the right note the brash tempo and percussion style for the seventies numbers and the lead guitarist did not put a foot wrong.
Suzi, blues and American roots shine though and she can certainly sell a show and enthral a crowd. Voice is still in good shape which is amazing at 73 and the duet with drums man and her great bass licks are a show stopper.
Her ballad If You Can’t Give Me Love rang true with the chorus embellished by the audience and at the end her solo rendition of the Eagles classic, Desperado was a touch of class.
15th November 2023 S&RH
• Devil Gate Drive
Posted by: Fawkes