Sometimes live music is simple, carefree and fun. You don’t always want to be challenged, sometimes you just want to kick back and enjoy the moment; a band letting loose and sharing their stories. On Friday night at Hoxton Square Bar, Whinnie Williams provided just that, an enjoyable moment of carefree, retro styled fun.
I boogied down to Trouble and had a minor sing-a-long to their cover of Destiny’s Child’s Bills, Bills, Bills. Even got a little sentimental when she threw in a slow jam. It was just the vibe you wanted for a Friday evening. A time to forget about the stresses of work, a global recession (that seems to be recovering for some but not for the masses), and the darn soaking wet British winter, Ms. Williams provided the perfect antidote. The retro soul-pop vibe fused with a sprinkle of Gen-Y mischief makes for lighthearted fun. And even when it all gets serious on the aforementioned slow jam, it is all delivered with a warming smile before returning to d00wop dances.
An enjoyable, warm and quirky little gig. Thoroughly enjoyed seeing Whinnie Williams and looking forward to hearing a bit (well a lot) more.