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Labtones Live! 8 October 2011


On Saturday October 8th, 2011, the second of four Labtones Live! events took place in Dordrecht, The Netherlands. This time, the theme was "Ladies Night"; four female singer-songwriters performed their songs for an enthousiastic audience.



Sarah's Blue Dress (Photo: Amber Zwartbol)



Sarah's Blue Dress (Photo: Amber Zwartbol)


Sarah from Sarah's Blue Dress (whose real name is Joyce and indeed wears a blue dress tonight) brought her full band to the event, consisting of a drummer, bassist, pianist and cello player. Her songs have a melancholic feel, with beautiful melodies. The band plays very well, and very creative too. But probably the most noticing about Sarah's Blue Dress is Sarah's voice: pitch-perfect and full of emotion, giving the songs just the right touch.

http://www.labtones.com/artist/sarahsbluedress



Danalyze (Photo: Amber Zwartbol)


Danalyze performs alone, together with her guitar. "I am trying to sound like a full band", she explains to her listeners. Surprisingly, she manages to sound like a full band indeed. Her guitar playing has a raw edge to it, reminding a bit of PJ Harvey (it is no coincidence that Danalyze covers a PJ Harvey-song in her set). Her voice is beautiful and perfectly fits the folky songs.

http://www.labtones.com/artist/danalyze



Pantoufle (Photo: Amber Zwartbol)



Pantoufle with Danalyze (Photo: Amber Zwartbol)


Pantoufle normally performs with two other musicians, but at Labtones Live! she performs on her own, supporting herself with her guitar. And she does this in a way like she is always performing like this, only asking for rhythmic and vocal support by the audience on two occasions. She also asks Danalyze on stage for a beautiful duet. Her songs sound very honest and original and a big part of the audience listens in total silence.

http://www.labtones.com/artist/pantoufle



Vera (Photo: Amber Zwartbol)



Vera (Photo: Amber Zwartbol)



Vera (Photo: Amber Zwartbol)



Vera (Photo: Amber Zwartbol)


The second Labtones Live! event ends with a performance by the Labtones Artist of the Month October: Vera. Together with a double bass player she brings songs from her most recent album Bubbles & Bones, and her previous album Leave a Line. The interaction on stage between Vera and the bassist is really enjoyable and so are the poppy songs and her warm voice.

http://www.labtones.com/artist/vera



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