Sunday, 28 March 2010

Hazel O'Connor in Hebden Bridge!

Who ever would have thought it? Hazel O'Connor, of Breaking Glass fame, bold, out there sort of a person that just blew me away with Will You back when I had no idea how all that stuff would feel but really wanted to experience it, would one day be singing Will You live, in front of me, in a room not much bigger than our kitchen. There isn't hyperbole enough. I stood with tears streaming down my face and was moved all over again. Wonderful. And she's such a nice lady, I went to rescue her from Steve, or Steve from himself, whichever way you want to look at it when she was signing cd's and she was very genuine and as Anna said really rather cheery! I just wished I could be trusted to look after my camera after a serious amount of vodka and coke and could have taken some proper pics.


If you get the chance go and see her, the Billie Holliday and Nina Simone covers alone are worth the ticket and the whole blues/jazz thing is just fab. Happy days.


  1. So lovely that you wrote this - Hazel indeed is a very special person and she still has the ability to move people to tears. There is a vulnerability to her, and yet she is strong and her timeless lyrics will live on forever.

  2. And Hazel is back in Hebden 9th March......... Details here :

    1. Oooopps i meant 9th Feb....


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