Jesse Sheehan – whatever genre you want to put him into, he’s good at it. Punky rock, pop, folk, soul. A vocal range to shock you. A maturity of song-writing to impress you. He could be Rufus Wainwright, he could be Jeff Buckly, he could be Edith Piaf. But he’s not – he’s Jesse Sheehan and he’s come to play some music, goddammit.
“The most refreshing, revitalising revelation of a live set I’ve seen in years.”
“Like that other diminutive redhead, Dave Dobbyn, Sheehan’s is a voice that seems almost too big for its frame. Where, you wonder, are those near-operatic notes coming from on ‘Sentimental Fool’? But that’s by no means his only voice. He can also take it low and whispery, like a junior Leonard Cohen, on ‘Brothers Of Jaiyang’. And there’s a lot of ground in between, all of it deeply musical, some boldly experimental, all held together by Sheehan’s strong, rangy melodies.”
Also playing on this night is Ny-Oh – she’s all gorgeous melodies, vocal harmonies, acoustic guitar… It just sounds like a gift from heaven, an Ani de Franco or another Fiona Apple. Her second EP from London-based Ny-Oh is a stunning taster of her songwriting skills and spiraling vocal confidence. Former Tauranga girl Naomi Ludlow is a hopeful optimist, and operates with charm well illustrated by track titles such as I See Change, Dreamcatcher and Truth.
Music Night with Jesse Sheehan will be performed on Sat 13 May 2017, 8 pm at Hanoi Social Club, 6 Hoi Vu Str, Hanoi.