Preview: ‘An Evening With Caro Emerald’ at The BIC, Bournemouth (15/10/2014)


Beginning October 9th, Dutch jazz-pop singer Caro Emerald will embark on the second leg of her postponed UK Arena tour, and will be touring across the UK with venues along the South coast, including Brighton, Plymouth and Bournemouth. Though Emerald postponed the tour following the announcement of her pregnancy in September of last year, and the birth of a baby girl coinciding with the planned commencement of the tour this March, excitement surrounding Emerald’s distinctive musical style remains high.

Crossing genres and and described as ‘Post-Winehouse retro jazz’, Emerald’s vocals are silky smooth. The music produced for her primarily by fellow Dutch singer-songwriter David Schreurs brings together elements of Latin American salsa rhythms and big band 1950’s jazz blended with modern and decidedly toe-tapping beats to produce a lighthearted, eclectic sound. Cinematic at times and conjuring mental images of satin-draped Bond girls, the impactful and particularly noteworthy single ‘I Belong To You’ contrasts with other songs which showcase Emerald’s natural abilities as an entertainer – she performed a mashup of Dean Martin’s ‘Sway’ and her own ‘A Night Like This’ at the Royal Variety Performance in December 2013, with The Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall in the audience.

Following the European success of her first album, a UK Number 1 follow up The Shocking Miss Emerald, and a Christmas single since, this cabaret-style retro artist promises to put on quite the show.

Second-hand tickets for the sold-out Bournemouth show available here from £35, with tickets for other UK Arenas still available here from £25.


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