Amy Winehouse Live
Amy winehouse Live at the Cockpit Leeds 27.04.04

Bang in the middle of an 11-date UK tour & hot from performing alongside Neneh Cherry, Terri Lyne Carrington, Fontella Bass, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Carleen Anderson and Angelique Kidjo on the Billie Holiday tribute Billie & Me' at the Barbican on April 5 th Amy and her band hit Leeds to translate her highly acclaimed debut album Frank to a giddily expectant audience.

In what seems like the blink of an eye this young Camden girl has become one of the most anticipated new British talents, she has enjoyed commercial success with her fresh sounding debut album, picked up two major Brit nominations and reminded a Pop Idol addled youth that a stunning voice and a bubbly personality are still the essential elements for the making of a star.

It's easy to see where her mass appeal stems from Amy's down-to-earth approach and refreshingly honest lyric writing bring the cool of the Jazz greats into the 21 st century with a relevance that is rarely seen.

Support on the night was supplied by a young chap who goes by the name of Tyler James. Performing a similar type of pop-jazz to Jamie Cullum but with fewer pianos and more guitars Tyler warmed the audience nicely receiving a rather enthusiastic reception from a crowd who are surely new to his work. Finishing up his short set with a track he co-wrote with the illustrious Ms winehouse Tyler left the stage looking pretty happy with himself - to some rather rapturous applause.

Music - Amy winehouse Live at the Cockpit Leeds 27.04.04
Music - Amy winehouse Live at the Cockpit Leeds 27.04.04
Music - Amy winehouse Live at the Cockpit Leeds 27.04.04

Amy live is a must see, dressed in a slinky little black number and backed by quality jazz musicians; guitar, bass, drums & three piece brass section Amy's vocals soar high & the musical talent on stage shows. The set follows the album quite closely, although, each track is played with a slightly different feel & mood taking the hip-hop out of the more upbeat tracks like Stronger than me, You Sent Me Flying & in my bed the fat beats are replaced with more brass arrangement and free flowing jazz vibe Amy skats and improvises around the more rigid melodies on the album. The crowd is well versed in record & hang on every note. Having done justice to the entire album & warmed yet another audience's collective heart with her sweet tunes & personality she jumps back on the bus & heads for Norwich .

21st Glasgow Cottier Theatre
22nd Newcastle Northumbria University
23rd Liverpool Academy
24th Manchester Academy 2
26th Nottingham Rescue Rooms
27th Leeds Cockpit
28th Norwich Waterfront
29th Bristol Anson Rooms
1st Brighton Concorde
2nd Warwick Arts Centre
3rd London Shepherd's Bush Empire


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