Check out this great review by Will Fitzgibbon @ the Australian Times UK! http://www.australiantimes.co.uk/entertainment/a-new-uk-chapter-in-prita’s-musical-career.htm Prita @ McQueen, 23 November Review and interview by Will Fitzgibbon AUSTRALIAN singer-songwriter Prita Grealy began her 2011 UK Tour in London on 23 November playing at McQueen, Shoreditch, before an appreciative audience. The Fremantle musician, who describes her brand of music as “Hop-So-Fo” or a mix of hip-hop, soul and folk, has recently moved to London after having spent the past four years conquering the Antipodes. With a voice that audiences have compared to that of Tracy Chapman and after having already widely toured across Europe, Prita’s music should have no trouble conquering new fans. Yet the permanent move to the United Kingdom is still a brave one, the latest in the career of a young woman who four years ago gave up unsatisfying hospitality work on a luxury yacht to pursue her musical passion. In explaining her decision to move to the UK, Prita sees swapping Fremantle’s docks for Canary Wharf as a personal challenge. “I’ve always got to do something to see what happens,” she says. “It’s exciting and scary at the same time.” In the McQueen bar basement, where every Wednesday night is live music night, an enthusiastic crowd, with not a small number of vocal Australians, welcomed Prita to the stage. Standing before the 60-odd attendees who were reclining comfortably in dark Chesterfield sofas, Prita began the evening with her rhythmically pulsating song ‘I Got The Fire.’ As though defying the crowd to categorise her original style, Prita’s second number began with a scat. The third and fourth songs were fruit of a recent summer romance in Greece. Prita followed these with ‘Whiskey Heart’, which brought a few dancers onto the floor, before finishing with an audience request that paid tribute to her home town, Fremantle. The performance made wide use of one of Prita’s distinguishing musical features, the loop pedal. The use of the pedal reflects Prita’s love of harmony. “It’s a great way to have a solo show and then still make a bigger sound,” Prita explained. The loop is just one aspect of a technically rich performance, underwritten by a flexible yet always impressive voice, which succeeds in giving layers of musical depth to this one-woman show. For more details or to listen to Prita’s lastest album After the Storm, visit Prita.com.au
I met the charming Peter 'PA' Antony of Radio Caroline the other night at the Silver Bullet in Finsbury Park, London and his lovely brother Nick who filmed this video! watch here: http://youtu.be/TmeqP9oZLF0
25/11/2011 - A Personal Loop-Peddle Performance by Prita http://www.britishurbanreview.co.uk/music-reviews.php We sent our review team to Swindon to check out Prita, an Australian newcomer on her UK autumn tour. They came back singing her praises (as well as some of her catchy songs). It was held in a small venue that wasn't packed out; although, this gave the gig a very personal feel. Oh and what a voice! She had our two chaps a little besotted by her and her music. She sings about personal experiences, from being on the road to home life back in the land of Oz. The whole gig had a story telling theme that was very compelling and interesting. We have heard of loop-peddles before but we are aware many of you may not have. However, we had never seen one being used live before. It was impressive to say the least. Our review guys are still uncertain as to the science behind these musical contraptions; but we recommend you look them up to try and figure them out for yourself. There was only one criticism from the evening and that was the man in charge of sound check. We found the gig a bit loud for such a small venue, but not so much to detract from the performance itself. Now, the genre of music is a confusing one; it has branches of Hip Hop, Soul and Folk which is very reminiscent of our main man in the charts at the moment, Ed Sheeran. It was an enjoyable few hours and we recommend you go and see this Australian beaut for yourself. Check out her website prita.com.au for more details on her current UK tour and to sample some of her music. Keep plugged in to see our album review on this newcomer. Coming soon!
Day three of the UK autumn tour and another gig done and dusted at the Broad Hinton Village hall.. Thanks to Roland, Sharpey and Kay for organising.. And so far... I've been interviewed and reviewed by The Australian Times, UK edition; I've played live on Hoxton FM; and been reviewed and soon to be interviewed by British Urban Review; I've been played on Radio Caroline and will be introduced and do a live show this Sunday in London with presenter Peter Antony!! Great start to the adventure!! Can't wait to see what happens next!!