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Ladies First night @The Imperial, Colwyn Bay

Last wednesday saw Twisted Sisters Productions combine forces once again with S.N.O.G.Following their success at the Colwyn Bay St David's Day festival the team brought another Ladies First to the Imperial. Ladies First is an evening dedicated to female performers, and the performances given were outstanding.

Taking the stage this week were a variety of female performers from across Wales. Sarah Louise opened the night, playing the keyboard and backed on acoustic guitar and harmonica by Stuart. Singing mainly her own compositions in Welsh and English, the pair stunned the audience with a captivating performance.

Up next with her claws sharpened was Rosy Carrick, a humerous poet from Aberystwyth. Her odes told tales of situations familiar to so many,with a unique obsevational wit, from love across a tube train to the extremes of fashion dieting and even fish along the way.

Folllowing Rosy was, Vanda Rawlinson with an exceptional powerful voice. Vanda accompanied herself on acoustic guitar playing a set of well chosen covers including Bjork and the Cranberries. Her voice is intensely powerful with a fantastic range, sending shivers down the spine particularly during Portishead's "Road's".

To lift the tempo, next up the punk band Junk took to rocking the crowd, Cara is a great frontwoman and is full of energy. Playing a set of original pieces the trio bounced all over the stage and had me bouncing in the aisles.

To conclude the evening Lucy from 2 Phat Ladies took to the decks and thumped the bass.
All in all the evening was fantastic, with a very relaxed homely atmosphere, and the standard of performers was exceptional. One audience member likened the event to Glastonbury in terms of how relaxed the affair was, all were very impressed and to be sure there will be more events. The Imperial will be closed for a short period to refurbish, and with a new look in the bar we will be back with plenty more high quality entertainment.

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