Review: Clare Teal and her Mini Big Band, The Apex, Bury St Edmunds
- Credit: Archant
Clare Teal and her nine-piece Mini Big Band pack a formidable punch with a pulsating performance that simply grows on you the more you hear.
Her show is based mainly on the works of Ella Fitzgerald and her passion for so many of Ella's famous songs is clear to hear and see.
Clare's sense of humour is mirrored by the interaction with her band and also the audience.
Like Clare, the band is sheer genius with their swinging sounds in perfect balance. I have never seen a double bass player sing a duet whilst playing the strumming the instrument and that is what Simon Little did with Clare.
The band also provided vocal background harmonies to some pieces.
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This was a most welcome return to the Bury Festival for this group with their quite stunning entertainment.
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