Church Of The Trinity, Thu Feb 26
The Church Of The Trinity usually house a decent band, but tonight they outdid themselves.
There were very few seats available when Canadian singer songwriter Ruth Moody and her band of merry men took to the stage and commenced the first of two spellbinding sets. Before Moody even opened her mouth to sing, her grace, poise and otherworldliness were apparent to all. She sings like an angel, a beautiful soprano range that cannot be faulted.
Her touring band were a complementary mix of highly talented and seasoned musicians of whom you couldn’t at any point note any egotistical jousting that can occur with such a bevy of skill. Instead, they showed the utmost of professionalism in the ability to alternate solos, play under each other – oh, and did we mention the harmonies? It was like spending an evening in the waiting room of what heaven must sound like.
You know you have seen a powerful show when the music and atmosphere make you evaluate your whole life whilst sitting and listening. Banjo, fiddle, viola, mandolin, guitar and a Chadwick bass adorn the stage and their exchanges of instruments are seamless.
Moody’s folk-gospel-Celtic style appeals to all. If there was a second show tonight I would be once again in the front row.
For Ruth Moody touring details, head to www.ruthmoody.com