LIVE REVIEW: Hannah Trigwell, Holly Rees @ Tynemouth Surf Café (04.09.18) | NARC. | Reliably Informed | Music and Creative Arts News for Newcastle and the North East

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Forever effortlessly sweet, Holly Rees charms the intimate Surf Cafe with attractive melodies and honest, inviting lyrics. Floating straight into track Better, the room instantly begins to sway along to the captivating tune. Rees’ sound is blissful, and proves that sometimes all you need is an acoustic guitar and endearing vocals.

Hannah Trigwell takes the stage with confidence. Is It Wrong, taken from her debut album Red, is an excellent opener and we’re introduced to  her sound by the stripped, beguiling beauty of Trigwell’s voice. The track succeeds in illustrating the true range of her stunning vocals when the bridge arrives with a yearning force, and she throws in her loop station to strengthen the composition. Trigwell banters with the audience between tracks and is candid and relaxed onstage. The Leeds-based singer-songwriter is a force to be reckoned with; her pairing of distinctively rich vocals with irresistible melodies will see her outgrow the likes of the Surf Cafe in no time.

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