Loretta Maine (2 stars)

This article is from 2010.

Loretta Maine

All a bit one-note

The joke here is that Loretta Maine is a drunkard with emotional problems. And that’s it. Every song starts with simpering, sweet Loretta and morphs into raging bunny-boiler Loretta. An improvised ode to an audience member and a bit of light Melua-bashing are the highlights, but other than that it’s all a bit one-note. That said, one lad was heard to remark on leaving: ‘I shall marry her one day.’ Rather you than me, mate.

The Caves, 556 5375, until 29 Aug, 6.35pm, £9–£10 (£8–£9).

Loretta Maine: I'm Not Drunk, I Just Need to Talk to You

  • 2 stars

Since moving to the UK from the US, Loretta has been disappointed by people’s inability to see her genius. She is an incredible talent, as we can see on her two self-released EPs 'I Had Your Baby But I Threw it in the River' and the current 'I’m Not Drunk, I Just Need to Talk to You'. Loretta is performing at the festival…

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