Reviews 2008

Woodman Folk Club - Reviews

Beck Siàn
Pete Brown 13 June 2008

We had seen Beck last year, so we were looking forward to seeing her again.  But I wasn’t prepared for the new dimension, humour and maturity of her act.  She certainly liked the new Woodman venue, but that wasn’t the reason.

She is ethereal, graceful and colourful.  She interprets traditional songs with contemporary flair and plenty of emotion and silences the audience with her beautifully controlled voice.  We’ve got to thank the Dandenong Ranges of Victoria , Australia for letting us share such a remarkable talent.   

We were treated to her original material, ‘Tangled in Green’ and ‘Under Thunderous Skies’ as well as solos on whistle and didgeridoo.  She's charismatic, convivial and funny on stage; you are drawn into her world - happily.  Her exuberance and love of life is infectious.  Her versions of favourites such as ‘Greensleeves’, The Blacksmith’, ‘Waltzing Matilda’ and the Beatle’s, ‘Rain’, caused me to reassess songs I thought I already knew.  

Come back soon Beck.