Another Turn

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The last time I saw 89 Turns was in a pub in Brixton for their debut gig. So suffice it to say that when I entered The Clapham Grand on Friday night to see their 5th gig, it was not without some trepidation. In comparison, the place was massive. And unlike the pub venues of lore, this place boasted quite a large stage. I wondered how just the three of them would fill it up.

Hanging with the crowd beforehand is part of the band warm up. They want to make sure everyone is up for a good time. No ego…not posturing, let’s all just shake our booties to the music. Then there they are…your mates up on stage, and you’re surrounded by a good crowd who are all smiling and whooping in anticipation.

With a “Thanks for coming out tonight,” they…are…off…deftly commanding the stage for the entire set: just the three of them and the music.

89 Turns are evolving as a band…more guitar, Georgina’s signature voice higher in the mix, darker more cyberpunk undertones from Rich. As a front-woman, Georgina has it. Her stage presence is a smooth mixture of consummate professionalism and just the right amount of shyness. They make you feel a part of it even though they have now advanced to up there on stage. And they are getting oh-so-tight the more they perform.

You can see 89 Turns at QUIRKY@Inigo in Clapham on July 5th at 11:30. I’ve been told that this is the kind of place where the girls dance on table tops, so if you’re looking for me, look up. Come along quick as this band will not stay underground for long.

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