Winchester Science Centre
Firstly, due to a ‘traffic situation’ on the M3, Thea was late. Secondly, the venue was a little unusual; the planetarium in Winchester Science Centre, but fortuitous as it turned out, as everyone was in reclining seats and treated to a film about the birth of the universe filmed in 360 degrees and projected onto the domed ceiling. When the show started, Thea’s other half Nigel Stonier was the support act, and played half a dozen songs from his recent Love And Work album, either on piano or acoustic guitar. After a short interval the main event finally got under way. Perhaps a little surprisingly there were few songs from Thea’s New album, but plenty of crowd pleasers from across her career, all of them played acoustically. Thea was in exceptionally fine voice, and there was some good banter and interesting introductions to her songs. She ‘shamelessly plugged’ an EP available after the event, which included two fabulous new songs, Willow and The New Tin Drum, plus a rather good cover of Eyes On The Prize. Towards the end Thea’s 10 year old son Egan joined his Mum and Dad onstage and accompanied » Continue Reading.