I was expecting an evening of fine operatic singing. After all, Nicky Spence is hailed as ‘Scotland’s top tenor’ and has been getting some excellent reviews of late. I was not expecting to be so thoroughly entertained by Nicky’s quick wit, humour and engaging repartee. His personality and performance launched the Low Wood Bay Events Calendar beautifully and set the stage for an excellent season of top class entertainment.
In a relaxed and unrushed candle-lit atmosphere, we enjoyed a very satisfying four course dinner followed by coffee and petit fours. Between courses, Nicky, accompanied by Kathleen Hesford on piano, treated us to an eclectic mix of song. From Verdi, Rossini and Tosti to Bernstein’s West Side Story and Liddle’s Ye Banks and Braes covering diverse subjects from unrequited love, Scottish domestic violence, the Masochism Tango and a touch of Shakespeare’s McBeth in The Dunsinane Blues! Truly, something for everyone.
Inspired, I came home and checked my diary to make sure I am available for the next four dates in the events calendar. Perhaps by 13th October I will be brave enough to have a go myself in the Sing for your Supper event with Joyce Ellis & The Kinder Youth Choir!