AMID the warm and rustic setting of the Crab and Lobster Tap, a myriad of acoustic artists entertained Ventnor Fringe Festival goer’s right into the evening.
Opening the Free Fringe Sessions show was the fiery acoustic quality of the charismatic Dan Duveaux, whose original song-writing and vocal talent entertained and impressed.
Next up were the sublime harmonies and cheerful showmanship of Till There Was Uke.
Both Stacey’s impressive lead vocals and Lucy’s accomplished ukulele style and harmonies continued to shine as they worked their way through covers of everyone from Aretha Franklin to Radiohead.
Finally laying the final foundations of this acoustic extravaganza was Max Williams, whose powerful folk-tinged voice and sobering lyrics enthralled the audience, despite his observation that he was "tone-deaf."
In summary an intimate, entertaining and incredibly enjoyable night of acoustic talent that was made even better by the friendly bar staff and excellent atmosphere. By Harry Tiley
Harry is part of a team of young writers reviewing this year's Ventnor Fringe and Isle of Wight Film Festival, as part of a collaboration with the Isle of Wight County Press.