The wisdom behind the saying “Absence makes the heart grow fonder” can never have been more true.
After months at opposite ends of Europe, Tell Her produced a gig at Pulham Market Falcon, that seasoned watchers of the pop/folk duo believe to be their very best.
Influences such as Bob Dylan, Sam Cooke and Dusty Springfield fused with modern favourites. Most ear catching was “When You Were Young” by The Killers.
On acoustic guitar and vocals, Alice Nichols delivered a faultless performance, filling the room with controlled resonance and interpretation, but what sets them apart from others is the violin playing of Ruby Mason, which drifts in and out of songs like a welcoming breeze on a hot summer day.
Their interval was filled Jack James, showcasing beautiful songwriting. What will live longest in the memory is the climax of Tell Her’s set, a version of “Fairytale Of New York”, featuring edgy vocal by-play, complementing delicious harmonies in the chorus. Those present received a real Christmas treat.