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Jane Siberry at Bury Met

Jane Siberry at Bury Met

At The Met, Bury last night (Thursday 16th May) I saw Jane Siberry for the first time. For those of you who don't know Jane, think of Joni Mitchell, Kate Bush, Victoria Wood and your favourite aunt, all rolled into one fabulous, unique performer.

A singer, songwriter and a brilliant musician, Canadian, Jane Siberry entertained her audience with her unusual presentation of a fascinating story intertwined with song.

Sadly, the auditorium wasn't full. This is a great shame, as Jane certainly deserved that it should be. She has been known as a recording artist and poet for about twenty years. In that time her career has had its ups and downs. I feel that Jane is an artist that is hard to totally define.

Her guitar playing is superb, with cords that Joni Mitchell would be proud to play. Her melodies are beautiful and haunting. Her storytelling could impress Victoria Wood. Her singing reminded me, at times of Kate Bush.

After the show, Jane mingled with ardent fans to sign autographs and to have pictures taken. She is a lovely lady and she can be my favourite aunt any day.

I wont list the songs she sang but would point you to Youtube and Wikipedia to find out what you missed; if you weren't there. I was and wouldn’t have missed it for anything.

Published: 18-May-2013

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