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Review: The Liz Simcock Trio at the Black Robin, Kingston, Canterbury

Liz Simcock
Liz Simcock

The Liz Simcock Trio

Black Robin, Kingston near Canterbury

Folk in the Barn's first concert of 2014 saw an even cosier event at the Black Robin in Kingston.

These events bring the lesser known artist to a small venue when no one is more than a few yards from the performer giving a really intimate feel to the concert, in this case The Liz Simcock Trio.

Liz is a fantastic singer songwriter. Sometimes she performs solo but this evening she was joined by the backing band of her dreams, namely Dave Ellis on guitar and Boo Howard on bass. The instrumentation and vocal harmonies from these three talented musicians was outstanding!

Liz is a consummate songwriter who manages to not only write serious pieces about every day life like the title track from her latest Friday Night Train Home album; City Girl about a girl bought up in the city fascinated by the wide open skies of remote Scotland; or Another Year which reflects on the loss of the joy of
Christmas and New Year celebrations as one grows older.

But she also writes some great comic numbers like Pink and Silver Sneakers and The Knitting Song.

As you expect with a Folk in The Barn event there was some audience participation, and it was a wonderful concert.

If you see Liz Simcock or The Liz Simcock Trio advertised near you don’t miss it - it's well worth the time and money!

Stephen Palmer

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