Here we are at Stalag Luft, or better known as the Symphony Hall, anyone who reads our reviews knows of our dislike of the venue due to overzealous security and posh seats, which can lead to an atmosphere killer, and no pit having to shoot at a distance. But KT Tunstall played it just about right tonight, mixing a few slow numbers with the more pacy stuff, managing to get the audience up on their feet, and then giving them permission to take a seat for a rest, before getting them back up, nice one.
With tracks from her latest album ‘NUT’, featuring heavily in tonight’s set, eight in fact, standing up well against the older better known tunes. It’s obvious she is on form tonight. Joking and laughing with the audience, encouraging them to chant “STU, STU” when Stuart came on to play lead guitar bits that she says that she can’t do, before disappearing back into the darkness and at one point stating that this area has produced some of the best rock music, ever. She got no argument from the crowd, before launching into Led Zeps ‘Whole Lotta Love’ and doing a mighty fine version to be honest. And even inserting a piece of ‘Sweet Dreams Are Made Of This’ into her biggest hit ‘Black Horse and The Cherry Tree’, pretty cool. Leaving with ‘Canyons’ from ‘Nut’ before returning for what she says is some ego massaging, aka the encore, and ending the night with ‘Suddenly I See’, nearly everyone on their feet. Ms Tunstall had pulled it off. An excellent gig at this tricky venue, well done.
Photos by Geoff Griffe
Review by Jenny Griffe