Nice to see some music listed on the Fringe Festival and a good chance to savour something other than theatre.

A full crowd was out to listen to the talents of Naomi Vallance, and there was a struggle to find a seat. The amp wasn’t that loud so you couldn’t hear over people talking but, a move into the central area helped put paid to that. The venue added to the warmth and charm of the evening as people drank and ate whilst being entertained by Naomi.

A strong voice with lovely rich undertones, Naomi has a good range hitting some great top notes. Naomi led her audience in the intimate setting to join in with a bevvy of rendition songs that she expertly covered and made her own. She encouraged the audience to sing along and dance and have a fun time along with her.

Adding to her talent she also plays the Ukulele and included this in her set, which worked well and is always a good accompaniment instrument with its own unique sound.

Accompanied by two more than capable guitarists, Naomi sung a range of modern pieces to old school favourites and rock classics ensuring that there was something for everyone on her menu.

Her voice carried out into the night as Naomi played for an hour and a half and was clearly popular with the audience.

A talented and versatile artist secure in her ability. A pleasant way to wind down in the evening.

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The Blurb

Born in Cornwall, Naomi grew up alongside a family tradition of musical talent. Both singing and song writing have always been the number one passion. Her voice has a bell-like tone with both smooth quality and power. Performing influences include legendary artists like Stevie Wonder, Aretha Franklin and Nina Simone to present day Adele and Duffy.

Naomi’s musical abilities extend to playing the ukulele where she is part of Sam Browns International Ukulele Club of Sonning Common.

Come along and enjoy a summer evening with Naomi and her selection of her favourite songs through the ages.

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