Mr and Mrs Pieman headed last night to see Alison Moyet at the Philharmonic Hall in Liverpool, as part of her "25 years re-visited tour". With a four piece band and a backing singer the sound and arrangements were relatively sparse which was no bad thing as with Miss Moyet's voice on fine form little else is required.
She meandered through her back catalogue from most of her solo albums and Yazoo career. Singing songs such as Only You, Don't Go, Ole Devil Called Love, Is This Love, Situation, Nobody's Diary, Love Resurrection, Weak in The Presence of Beauty, Love Letters.........
The earlier songs in particular are arranged to suit her blues/soul style without the need for symthesizers and allows her voice to take centre stage. She is on top form and greatly appreciated by the audience who affectionatly heckle sending her off on long trains of thought!
Support was provided by Alex Cornish a singer/songwriter based in Scotland. He was well worth listen and will be looking out for his next new material. Of course with a name like Cornish he is one artist this Pieman won't forget.