An update on Shaz site but also alluded to by the lesser half via Twitter
I’m performing with Alex Ubago in Madrid on the 25th of April at the 100 años de la Gran Vía de Madrid event at 6pm.
Really looking forward to singing with Alex again an spending some time in beautiful Spain.
Hope to see some of you guys there!
Damned smart move. Amarrado A Ti (and the v-log) clearly demonstrated there IS real chemistry with Alex Ubago & this is a good little publicity opening into Spain & potentially the Latin American markets .... which have some potential of paying off should she be able to access them.
Speaking of "lesser halves", I fear that our friend may be facing a rough reception on the home front. I merely pointed out via Twitter that his current progress in the current Mr Twitter has him in danger of outperforming Herself in Ms Twitter & enquired whether this may NOT be the recipe for domestic serenity.
The response from Mr Bonnar indicated yours truly was NOT currently on his Christmas list whilst Da Missus Tweeted "Casa Bonnar in uproar !". Hell hath no fury like a female who feels she's being upstaged .... lol !!
Post by DazedOblivion on Apr 24, 2010 7:00:25 GMT 1
I was away for a while, so I'm a bit uninformed about the upcoming gig in Spain. So what exactly is happening there with respect to Sharon's new album? Or is this particular event one in which Sharon's appearance is essentially to support Alex?
Post by DazedOblivion on Apr 27, 2010 4:27:32 GMT 1
Here are some of the fan-made videos of the appearance:
Here is their performance of "Buenos Aires" - I am in awe of the song and Sharon's amazing songwriting. The song is gorgeous, methinks. I can't wait for the studio version.
I'm not a fan of these LQ YouTube performances. I don't think we get a true sense of the performance. To be honest, I found the vocals here (as I hear them) a bit shaky, especially at the beginning. They got stronger as the song progressed. Alex was all over the place during "Amarrado a Ti" too, while Sharon did a good job.
Just an observation: to me, it seems that both Sharon and Andrea are more nervous performing solo than when they perform with their brother and sisters. That's very understandable. There must be a certain sense of comfort that they must get when just one of a quartet.
Thought both Shaz & Alex nervy on Amarrado. Perhaps we are being unduly harsh as we are judging against a stupendously good recording. Still, I 'd kinda like this duo to get together again as there clearly IS good chemistry. Maybe with Shaz's crew behind her; these 2 songs plus a classic .... maybe Go Your Own Way ??
Buenos Aires very, very interesting. Don't see it as single material but I'm very much looking forward to the recording. Am actually very confident about that recording, given Billy Farrell & Fiachra Trench's contributions so far to this album. Thought Shaz far, far more relaxed & comfortable vocally with this song.
The comfort factor is always in play when an artist goes solo from a band environment. Clearly both sisters have exhibited understandable nerves & the collective Corrs vocal sound was so ingrained that it takes some readjustment.
Having said that, I feel that Shaz has been/will be better equipped to adjust. Firstly, I feel she is far more secure both in her own skin but also in her musical identity. Secondly, whilst Andrea at times resembled a "deer caught in the headlights", Sharon is quite capable of employing her charm/laugh at her own expense with an audience. Thirdly, the "comfort factor"/security of both recording & playing wherever possible with "the lads".
I have the same thinking as you on this one, Steve. Either she's nervous or uncomfortable with Alex, her vocal is absulately a bit shaky. And also sometimes she's struggling with the high note too (her live performance on Late Late Show a few months ago made me think this). The incident of the "violin was off at the beginning of Amarrado A Ti" is doesn't help either. Though the majority of her live performances since the beginning is good IMO, especially in her big gigs like IOW Festival or Women Of Rock.
The song "Buenos Aires" is quite interesting to me and well-written, and I think she's doing better here than with the other one. The song is quite romantic I suppose, since it sang by two people in turns.
The problem with the higher notes was present on a few performances of INAD on radio & especially with the Late Late Show. Her voice IS a different instrument to Andrea's with a different texture & less security in the highest parts of her register (her head voice).
It is common for singers to "tighten up" due to nerves & subsequently push higher & sing faster than intended. This "tightness" naturally impacts on the sound projection. My analysis of Shaz's performances has been when she has relaxed, she has sounded fine even in her "head voice".
She was far looser in BA & therefore sounded better. Re the violin "misfire"; the question must be asked ..... where was Bluey ??