Tigertown showcase: Mayhew, Hannah Scott and Dale Radley
The Lot, Edinburgh, Wed 9 Jun 2010
Tigertown Promotions’ second monthly showcase boasts a wealth of talent; Nicky Carder combines warm and funny anecdotage with soulful, full-bodied singing that fills the vaulted ceiling of the venue with nary a breath in between; jaunty jazz-pop vocalist Dale Radley delivers Spanish-flavoured music with a Scottish accent; and Hannah Scott’s rich, sonorous voice has shades of early Winehouse or Furtado, without the need to ruin it all by getting smashed or collaborating with Timbaland.
Headliners Mayhew are more than able to live up to this excellent array of support. Lead singer Cathy Wilcock embodies all the adjectives that make music journos froth at the mouth: she’s waif-like, elfin, almost ghostly, her voice floating on top of a symphony of strings while wooden percussive beats rush through it all like wind through reeds. This is their second-last gig before relocating to Manchester to pursue a music career; they’ve already had support from selected music mags and BBC6 Music, as well as triumphing over around 1600 other bands for a slot at Glastonbury, via the Emerging Talent competition.
Attend their EP launch at the Roxy Art House on Tue 15 Jun to see it for yourself.