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Honey Tongues bring a variety of sweet circus jazz and pop

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Saxophonist Jen Davidson brought back a lot of happy memories July 6 at the Slice, as she brought her new band, Vancouver music collective the Honey Tongues to be the soundtrack to an art show opening of new works by Laurel Scott decorating the walls of the Slice.

Jen Davidson with Honey Tongues at the Slice, July 6. Photo by Richard Amery
 I remember her playing many a great show with circus jazz folk group Blackberry Wood, and she brought the same gleeful intensity to the stage with the Honey Tongues. The orchestra played a wild set of jazz tinged roots music with  lots of banjo, fiddle, upright bass, keyboard and saxophone.

They played an array of musical styles, with a touch of ’80s synth pop which reminded me a little of the B-52s in places and smooth sultry jazz in other places and straight ahead R and B music in others.

They had a lot of energy as various band members raced across the stage to sing and whistle into different microphones and play a variety of different instruments.

“ Waking the Dead” was an uptempo highlight.

— by Richard Amery, L.a. Beat Editor
Last Updated ( Wednesday, 18 July 2018 10:29 )  
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