Reviews: December 19th, 2011
Melding the eccentricities of Robert Wyatt, the mournfulness of Antony Hegarty and the play-out track from their dad, George Unthank, proved a cinch for the Northumberland sisters, Rachel and Becky. This, the final date of the tour, saw the three-quarters full Dome in surprisingly accommodating mood – this after all less than 24 hours since ‘Mad Friday’. The beautiful, husky diction of the covers (Hegarty part 1/Wyatt part 2), and their upbeat banter (betraying not a trace of an Alka Seltzer) was underscored elegantly by piano, brass and strings. Having seen them blow away this summer’s End of the Road: no surprise here, once again.
Concert Hall, Brighton Dome, 17 December 2011