Wednesday 15 August 2012 | By Jessamine McHugh
ED2012 Cabaret Review: Sex ‘n’ Slugs ‘n’ Accordion (Jet Black Pearl / PBH’s Free Fringe)
If you thought the accordion was an instrument played solely by folksy buskers, then brace yourselves. Jet proves that anything goes by tackling pop hits, ballads, rap and sexy songs about slugs in this charmingly insane one-woman show, which will have your feet tapping and your eyes watering. She exhibits extraordinary musical mastery, layering flute, toy-piano, accordion and beat-boxing using a loop-station, one moment producing something haunting and beautiful, the next pulling faces whilst putting her own unique spin on Michael Jackson. The strength of her voice may not quite match her technical skill or comic presence, but she’s a formidable force of music, and truly has to be seen to be believed.
The Voodoo Rooms, 4-25 Aug (not 14), 6.20pm.
tw rating 4/5 | [Jessamine McHugh]