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Lucinda Belle Orchestra. Amazing, underrated, consistent and fun


This is the third time that I have had the priviledge of seeing the LBO this year and the second at this same venue. On a miserable wet rainy night the venue was packed and LBO gave another excellent performance. Lucinda Belle is like a lead guitarist and singer except she has no guitar. Her instrument is the Harp which she plays sometimes slow and melodically and sometimes like a rock musician. This band are excellent and deserve to become famous. They sit on that cusp where their fans fill the venues but more media attention is needed. Perhaps the next album due out in early 2013 will do this. the songs from the new album are going to be even better than their first album and last night certainly were played with more emotion. The set was superb, the musicians were superb and sometimes there is a danger of forgetting that a whole band produces the amazing sound. Sheldon Conrich stood out last night not only as a singer, but also as a vocalist he is not too shabby either. He has great stage presence. This was a great set that we all enjoyed. I guess we all need to spread the word and tell others that this band is worth listening to. LBO play a few ( 2 in fact last night) covers, but really a few other bands would do well to play covers of the LBO songs.

The LBO sometimes has a different line-up due to space restrictions and no doubt monetary ones too but the sound is always the same.  Great band, great evening and great chance that they will move onwards and upwards. A word of advice. If you get the chance go and see this band. They are on the cusp of achieving something special. I really hope they just fall over that cusp and end up being as famous as they deserve. Shame that none of the newspapers reported this concert today, shame for them that is. 

A word of advice. If you get the chance go and see this band. They are on the cusp of achieving something special. I really hope they just fall over that cusp and end up being as famous as they deserve. Shame that none of the newspapers reported this concert today, shame for them that is.

Lucinda Belle Orchestra

Lucinda Belle Orchestra

 

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4 thoughts on “Lucinda Belle Orchestra. Amazing, underrated, consistent and fun

  1. COLIN CONRICH on said:

    Hi Chris,
    Just read the critique you made on the Lucinda Belle Orchestra gig at Pizza Express the other week, My wife and I were there and agree this was another triumphant evening of music and entertainment, lots of new tunes and some with a great humorous content too,

    Many thanks for your very kind words you wrote about my son Sheldon, he didn’t play in the last gig they had in Chelsea a few weeks ago as he had a long term gig of his own, but it was nice to see him back with the band and in fine fettle . He really loves the ambience of the band members and as we were sitting for a change right near the front could see that Lucinda and all the guys were having a great time and it showed in their performance.
    Sorry I didn’t manage to get to speak to you, but you seemed very busy taking pictures which I must say look fab,
    I am by trade a picture framer and I wondered if there was any way I could get some copies of the ones you did with Sheldon , and with Lucinda a s I would like to make a framed photo collage for Sheldon as a memory of the gig, I am quite happy to pay for the photos or in pdf form if can do it, but if you could send it to my home email colin.conrich@ntlworld.com would be most grateful, hopefully at the next gig if you are there we could get to chat.

    Once again thanks and keep up the good work.

    Regards Colin Conrich

    • sure, of course. Be a pleasure. Let me know which ones you would like. Because they were taken without flash at high ISO speed, might not be ideal for large images. But would be really happy any time to take some more shots of them all! Am away for a week on holiday, so let me know and will send you when am back. Be good indeed to meet up. Let me know when they have any more dates. My phone number is 07734402161

      Chris

      • COLIN CONRICH on said:

        Hi Chris,
        Only saw your reply today, so assume you are away on vacation right now then, so I will give you a call next week just to make sure you are back.
        I won’t want the photos to be too large as I would cut them into a multi window mount, and therefore maybe a couple would be 10 x 8s and the rest 6×4 formatt,
        I will when I’ve done the framing take a photo and send it to you so you can see the sort of thing that I do.
        I wanted some photos from one of the gigs that they did at Ronnies a year back and the resident photographer took some great photos, but when I contacted him to buy copies he never came back to me, so to get some nice action pics will be very exciting.

        Salutations to you.

        Colin

  2. COLIN CONRICH on said:

    Hi Chris,

    Hope you and family are all well, see you pledged too, looks like a plan going very well, I think they have 70% of the pledges that they need to get the album published, great idea!!

    Valerie and I are going to see the band at the Pheasantry on the Thursday the 4th April, more especially as I think they will be playing majority of the new music from off the new proposed album, and I get withdrawal symptoms if I don’t get an LBO fix on a regular basis. Are you intending to go? would be nice to see you.

    How’s your football season pics going in this terrible weather ? bring on the spring.

    Looking forward to a nice long week end break, will get a chance to see all my Grandchildren and have a well deserved break too.

    Well hope we see you soon

    Greetings and Best Regards

    Colin

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