On Tuesday night Rox pulled on a new dress and fired off another great performance, yet again showing why her and her band are slowly gathering quite a lot of heat.
My Baby Left Me and No Going Back started the set in the right way with their mid-tempo bop along soul.
New songs such as I Don’t Believe You were great, that one a funky mid-tempo tunes with heavy Ska overtones. Sad Eyes was a subtle yet urgent record; Rox’s Love’s A Losing Game, who knows?
Rox is at her best though when belting out reggae jams. OK, so I felt like a bit of a dickhead when she played ‘Dreams’ and I was probably the only person in the whole place who didn’t recognise it (considering there was probably only about 10 black people their (incl. her band) that was a poor show on my part!) – still she smacked it and I was pretending to know it by end. Her own reggae offering, Rox Steady, is still infectious and one of her best records.
Breakfast In Bed is still one of the stand-outs as it sums her up the best, fusing the reggae and mid-tempo soul effortlessly with some homely song-writing.
Rox has gotten better with each show I’ve seen and I cannot wait for the album to be released (and it’ll mean I can cut down on the shows). Truth be told I’m a little nervous because I want it to be fantastic. Well my fingers, toes and everything else is crossed that her and the band have an awesome 2010.
Seeing this girl live is essential… if you haven’t already what are you waiting for?
for an encore try…