Caro Emerald makes a sold-out return to Cambridge Corn Exchange
The Dutch, multi-platinum selling vocalist brings her Emerald Island tour to Cambridge on this unusually warm October evening. Sporting a black top and flamenco style skirt, her style and aura scream that of a vintage Hollywood star. The digital back drop of pop-art beach scenes, palm trees and big bulb lights set the seven-piece band in a scene of a downtown club in Latin America.
If the setting doesn’t take you to a place far away, Emerald certainly will.
Songs from album “Deleted Scenes From The Cutting Room Floor” “You Dont Love Me”, “Riviera Life” and the Jazz -fuelled “Back It Up” were played amongst tracks such as “One Day” and my personal favourite “Liquid Lunch” from second album “The Shocking Miss Emerald”.
Early last year, Emerald released her new six track mini album “Emerald Island”. Mid-set the audience are treated to tracks from the album including 50/60’s exotica inspired “The Ghost of You” and “Tahitian Skies”. The album was produced by David Schreurs and Jan van Wieringen,The songs were co-written with Vincent Degiorgio and Guy Chambers.
Emerald’s ensemble of musicians, each get their moment in the spotlight. Melodica players hit centre stage and guitars are swapped for traditional Cuban guitars, giving Emerald the chance to slip off stage for a quick outfit change during instrumental breaks.
Emerald’s effortless voice and warm tone mixed with her old soul are perfect for the old school jazz and swing tracks with a pop twist. Although she doesn’t move much from centre stage, she’s able to fill the seated area with a presence of electric energy summoned from a long lost era.
Tickets for dates on Caro’s UK Tour: https://www.seetickets.com/tour/caro-emerald
WED 24 OCT CARDIFF ST DAVID’S HALL
FRI 26 OCT BOURNEMOUTH INTL CENTRE
SAT 27 OCT PLYMOUTH PAVILIONS
MON 29 OCT NOTTINGHAM ROYAL CONCERT HALL
TUE 30 OCT BIRMINGHAM SYMPHONY HALL
WED 31 OCT LONDON ROYAL ALBERT HALL
FRI 02 NOV LLANDUDNO VENUE CYMRU THEATRE
SAT 03 NOV YORK BARBICAN
SUN 04 NOV SHEFFIELD CITY HALL