Jenny Colquitt takes The Brindley by storm.
The audience at The Brindley had the privilege of witnessing the remarkable talent of Jenny Colquitt. Jenny’s performance captivated the audience from the moment the curtain rose, setting the stage for a night of exceptional entertainment.
A star in the making: Jenny Colquitt’s musical style
Jenny Colquitt’s musical style defies easy categorisation. She effortlessly fuses elements of folk, rock, and pop, creating a sound that is her own. Her heartfelt lyrics and powerful vocals resonate with audiences, inviting them into a world where raw emotion takes centre stage. It’s no surprise that she has gained a devoted following in recent years, drawing fans from all walks of life. Colquitt’s ability to switch between acoustic ballads and energetic rock showcases her versatility as an artist. Her songs are not just music; they are stories that touch the soul. From hauntingly beautiful ballads that explore the depths of human emotion to high-energy, foot-stomping tracks that ignite the crowd, Jenny’s performances are a rollercoaster of emotions.
Before delving into the magic of her live performance, it’s worth acknowledging Jenny Colquitt’s impressive list of awards and accolades. In recent years, she has carved her name into the list of ‘must see’ artists winning RnR Magazines ‘Ones to watch for 2022’, the 2021/2022 FATEA Female artist of the Year award and the 2020/2021 GSMC Award for best female solo singer/songwriter. These accolades are well-deserved, as anyone who attended her gig at The Brindley can attest.
Support: Motel Sundown
The night started with a confident, Americana vibe from Liverpool based band Motel Sundown. The three piece managed to produce a full band sound, with their folksy, richly harmonised country music which at times was strongly reminiscent of Fleetwood Mac.
Jenny Colquitt live at The Brindley: A night to remember
The Brindley was the perfect setting for Jenny’s spellbinding performance. This was the first time that Jenny had performed in the main theatre at her favourite venue; The Brindley in Runcorn, just a watery stone-skip away from her native Widnes. Jenny was accompanied by her full band, Liam Kent on lead guitar, Josh Roscoe on drums and introducing Ray Gunn on bass.
As she took to the stage, the audience was enveloped in an atmosphere of eager anticipation. Jenny’s first notes reverberated through the venue, and the crowd fell silent, completely entranced. Her setlist for the evening was a carefully curated journey, stamping her trademark intense, soulful vocals and evocative lyrics on the fantastic opening tracks Shape, My Design and Paradise. The gig was very much presented in three acts, the first featuring the full band and the big sound for which Jenny has become renowned.
The second act saw Jenny seated at the Brindley’s Steinway, initially accompanied by Liam Kent on guitar for the powerful I Am Yours; a story about addiction, told from the perspective of the substance. Jenny then continued the solo section and debuted the beautifully poignant Marilynn – a powerful tribute to a dearly departed friend and inspiration, urging the listener that it’s “never too late to restart.”
The emotion in her voice was palpable, and the audience hung on to every word in this hugely intense and intimate section. The sheer vulnerability in her performance was a testament to her song-writing prowess.
The band reassembled for the third act and Jenny amped up the energy with her rock-infused tracks, including an absolutely sensational cover of Zombie. The stage lit up with her band’s vibrant performance and her charismatic presence was infectious, and it was clear that she was in her element. As the night drew to a close the main event concluded with the evergreen Dirty Town before the band left the stage to rapturous applause and a richly deserved standing ovation.
The band returned to the stage for the final time and played an encore of No One Loves Me Like You – a heartfelt ode to love and connection. The intimate setting of The Brindley allowed her to connect with each member of the audience on a personal level and the night finished with a rapturous burst of pyros and confetti cannons.
Jenny Colquitt’s gig at The Brindley in Runcorn was a night that will be remembered for years to come. Her ability to seamlessly blend musical genres, paired with her emotionally charged lyrics and captivating stage presence, make her a true musical phenomenon, to which music labels would be well advised to be paying more attention. Jenny Colquitt is undoubtedly a rising star in the music industry, and her future shines as bright as her extraordinary talent.
Categories: Live Reviews