Music as You Go.
I’m walking though the shopping area of Plymouth in South West Uk and I am in a hurry. I walk past the most amazing singer and her jazz trio supporting her – and then I stop.
Hannah Lou Reid is still a teenager, fresh from City College, and has the most engaging and clear jazz/soul voice I have heard in a long time. It is note perfect, brilliant clear range – redolent of Natalie Williams at Ronnie Scotts, that forces you to stop and listen. The melodic grasp is punctuated by the strong rhythmic guitar, very clever chords, that take the music to a higher dimension. In my twenty seconds of listening, this is no three-chord ensemble.
If you are on vacation down in the South West of Uk, go online, see if you can catch Hannah in the Sreet or at one of her next performances. Worth a trip.