Ali McGregor's Something Old, Something New

With her phenomenal voice and subtle and sexy ambiance, Ali McGregor knows how to make an entrance. Performing a set she describes as ‘inspired by the American songbook with some trashy numbers thrown in’ she captures your attention immediately. Accompanied by a fantastic jazz pianist, McGregor presents a show sure to either delight or horrify, or possibly both. McGregor succeeds in making the audience feel special, as though they are the first and best audience to have ever seen the show. Her bubbly, sultry personality spills into the crowd eliciting laughter throughout the performance. Despite the rather blustery venue, McGregor is able to bring a jazz club atmosphere to a wind-wracked tent in the middle of George Square. She is even kind enough to acknowledge the rather uncomfortable seats and encourages a quick, mid show stretch. The music ranges from a bluesy rendition of ‘Tainted Love’, which we are assured by McGregor really is American, to Gershwin’s ‘Summertime’. Between songs the audience is regaled with personal anecdotes and reasons for picking the music. The lighting is well used, creating both brooding and bubbly moods to compliment the musical numbers. The selection focuses on music that crosses genres and this is clearly seen in such classic songs such as ‘Push It’. McGregor performs with a delightful jazzy beat, to an audience that is either laughing hysterically or staring in confused amazement. She is able to create sexual tension within the performance and combine it with its comedic potential, bringing out the best in every number. She creates depth in songs you never thought had any, allowing you to look at them in a new way.There truly is something for everyone in this performance and perhaps a little too much for some. With her sultry voice, jazzy numbers and eclectic set McGregor has created a show that should be enjoyed by many.

Reviews by Nicole Adam

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Ali McGregor returns accompanied by one of Australia’s finest jazz pianists, with songs old, new and sometimes blue. Hear songs you haven't heard in years alongside songs you thought you'd never hear again.

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