“Live music always gives a show extra gravitas…”

“Live music always gives a show extra gravitas and at Giffords the band are not constrained to the background. As the acts come and go the musicians retain a constant presence and claim their place in the front line of […]

“Live music always gives a show extra gravitas and at Giffords the band are not constrained to the background.

As the acts come and go the musicians retain a constant presence and claim their place in the front line of the entertainment. This eight piece out-fit took to the bandstand looking like they had just been refused entry to a Burlesque show for being overly bawdy. The six girls are sassy, sexy, exuberant and deliciously risque with the two males tempering proceedings by providing an air of suited respectability.

The score, put together by Sarah Llewellyn, has a raw sound that gives the show an edge and spontaneity which is lacking in productions that use recorded music. The genre sites somewhere between Spike Jones City Slickers and the Temperance Seven whilst the musical director, James Keay doubles as the shows compere in the style of the BBC’s the Good Old Days’ Leonard Sachs.”

King Pole Magazine