Music

The Flyte Report: Music I Love, Tamsin Davidson

The Flyte Report: Music I Love, Tamsin Davidson

Music I love: Tamsin Davidson The Maltings Theatre & Cinema 22nd November 2013 Award-winning classical singer Tamsin Davidson trained at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland and has sung as a soloist all over the country. ‘Music I Love’ is her first public recital in seven years — she had two small children and was eight months […]

The Flyte Report: True Romance, Electric Penelope

The Flyte Report: True Romance, Electric Penelope

True Romance: Electric Penelope with the Scottish Romance Orchestra The Maltings Theatre & Cinema, Berwick-upon-Tweed 16th November 2013 If you were expecting to see the Electric Penelope who strutted her stuff in sequinned hot-pants at her sell-out show last year, you would have been in for a surprise. Saturday’s show was altogether a more grownup […]

Making a Song and Dance

Making a Song and Dance

As I’ve said before, I don’t care too much for musicals and big song-and-dance numbers. All those flailing limbs, all those enthusiastic teeth, all that super-sized cheerfulness. It’s unnatural. “Stop,” I want to urge them. “I fear for you and your unbounded Laura Ingalls optimism. Life is not a cabaret. Look at what happened to […]

Bridge and Bauble

Bridge and Bauble

Here at NOT BAd we like to think of ourselves as the periodical equivalent of grit on the icy path of factual reporting, an emergency grab rail on the slippery shower tray of information dissemination, always happy to  break the fall of the more infirm publications whenever they totter and threaten to break a journalistic […]

Electric Penelope – The Accidental Singer

Electric Penelope – The Accidental Singer

It’s true to say that Anna Emmins, the Berwick-based singer/songwriter behind local jazz-pop band Electric Penelope, is something of a late developer. For anyone involved in such a youth-obsessed industry as the music business, embarking on a singing career at the positively geriatric age of 32 is surely to count yourself out of the running before even […]