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Sandi Thom, Live Review

The “Smile” Tour
Carling Academy, Liverpool
October 11th, 2006

Sandi Thom live in concert 2006

Sandi Thom Live In Concert
Review Liverpool - October 2006

As small and as humid as the Carling Academy might be, big things await this adopted Scouser from Scotland, guaranteed. Sandi Thom, waving at the crowd and immediately breaking into When Horsepower Meant What It Said, clearly meant business and the 800-strong crowd were with her all the way.

In a set that shone with highlights, including a new song called Beat Box, The Human Jukebox and a great version of Castles, sung with just the right amount of passion, perhaps the show-stealer was her acoustic version of Crazy by Gnarls Barkley, which was done remarkably well, just prior to the “crazily” titled I Wish I Was A Punk Rocker(With Flowers In My Hair), which has to be the year’s most memorable single.

However, Superman is the piece that surely defines Sandi Thom’s future as an artist. Here is a song that holds enough angst to make Alanis Morrissette glance over her shoulder and enough power to make Mariah Carey run into the shadows of her own backside. If long-lasting success is to embrace her, it will be because of songs written like this.

What If I’m Right and a moving rendition of her Liverpool-inspired Time, sandwiched a rocky version of Cockney Rebel’s classic, Come Up And See Me (Make Me Smile) before Sandi Thom was saying her final farewell’s, after just over an hour on stage, to rapturous applause.

This was as solid a performance as anybody had a right to expect. Surely with a few more songs under her belt, Sandi Thom has a great future ahead.




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