Laura Misch demonstrated incredible musicianship as the jazz multi-instrumentalist captivated a packed Cluny 2 last week.
Supporting was Newcastle’s Ceitidh Mac, who combined delicate vocals with her cello playing and excellent accompaniment on vibraphone, to create a warm sound. The unusual combination soon won over an attentive crowd, with a set comprising of originals as well as their own takes on Neil Young and Joni Mitchell. The duo, who met whilst on the folk music degree at Newcastle University were incredibly tight, and definitely worth going to see at one of their upcoming local dates.
Laura Misch’s live show comprises mostly of a saxophone, a microphone, a keyboard and a loop pedal (as well as live visuals created by Ina Tatarko), but that is all she needs to draw her audience in on a sonic adventure. Layers of electronics, horn lines and vocals, which at one point were provided by the crowd, created an immersive set that really suited the intimate location.
A particular highlight was the tune ‘Step’, in which Misch broke out her mum’s recorder in place of a saxophone. The Misch family are clearly very musically talented, with Laura’s younger brother Tom racking up millions of online streams and selling out London’s Roundhouse, twice.
Laura Misch was clearly very humbled to see such a large and friendly crowd in Newcastle, a city which, as she informed those assembled, she lived in for three years and has a great deal of affection for. A graduate in BioMed from the uni, she put on a fantastic show and is sure to continue onto even greater things still – another alumnus from Newcastle to be proud of!