New Music Night @The Sitwell Tavern, Derby 14/5/2014

The Steady Sound

Dred Roberts


Natalie Louise Smallwood

My first night at The Sitwell Tavern and I saw five new artists  Derby- based Natalie Small and northern lass Georgette Porter and all-male trio Star-Screen. Natalie Louise Smallwood, who was making her debut performance that evening. The local solo singer/songwriter who on the night, as far as first timers go she was really good. Within the first three tracks of Star Screen I immediately liked the trio and found their performance thoroughly entertaining as the band operated as a type of three-way interaction..

Georgette Hilton, an amazing singer/songwriter who definitely proved on the night that like many northerners has a great sense of humour as well as powerful soul singing voice and did a mixture of original materials as well as cover of ‘Feelin Good’ and the infamous ‘I Just Wanna Make Love to You’, during which I pulled my shirt right down to my waist. The Steady Sound went down a treat and left a good impression, I enjoyed them. Headliner, Dred Roberts, who’s name ironically his name comes from his dreadlock during his early days ended the night and entertained and impressed for the rest of the evening using only a guitar and vocals.

Further pictures from the night:

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All words and photos by Adam J Humphreys