Percussion, keyboards, guitars, filled the intimate theatre and drowned out the inevtiable feet tapping of the curious and appreciative crowd who were taken on an ethereal journey through Fire, Winter and Wild, tracks from forthcoming album “Miserycord”
For a lady who over her successful and mysterious career has been known to be darker than a dementor, you can imagine the sharp shock on the pupils of the audience members as the Weymouth woe maker paraded on to stage clad in a tight, bright red dress. PJ is renowned for her single mindedness with set lists from previous gigs comprising of a large amount of new material, as she would not utilise the plethora of older material as often as the gathered crowd; old and young would like. Therefore, by utilising the gripping and crowd pleasing ' The Whores Hustle And The Hustlers Whore', from her well liked 'Dry' album early on the lady of mystery kept the crowd guessing and of course happy throughout the evening.
Some of Polly Jean's new material that features on her much lauded 'Uh Huh Her' album, decorated a diverse set and proved that she is still as sharp and poignant as ever. Previous single 'The Letter' and 'Shame' were greeted with proud cheers and subtle shimmying a kin to the reaction most of the songs received tonight. There appeared to be a spring in the step of everyone in attendance; the leading lady exuded confidence and spirit swapping banter with bold members of the crowd as though she was buying groceries at her local store. P J still possesses the sort of presence, whereby she could have walked on stage and just stood there for 90 minutes and people will have remained intrigued and fixated on her. It was purely a bonus that she produced an evening of refreshing sincere and, emotional and heartfelt music.