Kelvin Jones & Hannah Trigwell at King Tut’s last night: Review by Sarra Gray
Last night, Hannah Trigwell with support Corey Fox-Fardell and Kelvin Jones turned King Tut’s into an acoustic dreamscape. The artists’ mix of original songs and new interpretations of classic hits meant that there was something for everyone.
Each act performed a set completely on their own, before joining forces to finishing the show with a boogie-worthy rendition of Stevie Wonder’s ‘Superstition’. In a good sense, seeing was believing. If I hadn’t been watching the artists perform, I would seriously have doubted that they were just alone with a guitar.
Corey’s enthusiasm, Kelvin’s draw for crowd participation and Hannah’s skills with a loop pedal filled the venue and gave the atmosphere of a full band.
It’s really no surprise that Hannah’s 115 youtube videos have attracted almost 397k followers and a staggering 55,143,422 views channel wide (what?!) when you mix her laid-back manner with the sincerest vocals. Think the sweet but strong vocals of a female rock singer over the chord sequences of Ed Sheeran.
Her winning quality? Hannah really knows her audience. Her emotional lyrics transfixed King Tut’s and spoke to everyone on a personal level – I swear the grown men of Glasgow even struggled to keep dry eyes as she sang ballad ‘Headrush’. Even her rendition of 80s Rick Astley ‘classic’ ‘Never Gonna Give You Up’ was performed with such tenderness that you’d believe the song was a story of her own.
Her witty and interactive chat pleased the crowd. When the Leeds born singer was asked to “on yerself hen”, she joked that the phrase sounded threatening and that ‘hen’ was the most bizarre thing she’d ever heard. Bless.
For the night, everyone in her show was her best friend and Hannah’s bond with us grew as she asked for opinions and advice on her currently unrecorded original material.
As the last notes of ‘Superstition’ played and the show came to an end, the three singers beamed the smile of those you know are in it for the true love of music, lovely.
If you’ve yet to check out any of these guys music, add it to your to-do list for the day.