All a bit one-note
This article is from 2010.
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).