Adelaide Cabaret Festival review: Coco’s Lunch — Other Plans
ISABELLA FOWLER THE ADVERTISER JUNE 11, 2015
Delivering a feast of a capella goodness, the five stunning voices of Coco’s Lunch relay fond travel memories with worldly beats and glimmering, jazzy harmonies to sultry perfection — think a sexy Lion King soundtrack.
Lisa Young, Nicola Eveleigh, Jacqueline Gawler, Gabrielle MacGregor and Emma Gilmartin have a knack for unique and honest songwriting, paying homage to the earth with compositions such as south Indian-inspired Thanga, and Ai-ee-yi, with its African-influenced vocals.
The diversity of vocal ranges and styles within the group gives depth and complexity to each song, and while each songstress brings their own distinct flavour to the performance, they manage to complement each other without fault.
As the performance builds, each member of the quintet addresses the audience to reveal a snippet of their personality — as though, pertaining to their namesake, taking their us on an intimate lunch date.
The entire performance is a colourful, round-the-world trip with no passport necessary, and each arrangement a celebration of the human voice — rich, intricate, and utterly captivating.
Coco’s Lunch have also brought a children’s performance to the Cabaret Festival, I Wanna Be A Mermaid, which is at the Banquet Room on Saturday, June 13 at 11am and 1pm, and promises to be just as warm and engaging.
Coco’s Lunch — Other Plans