AUSTRALIAN - JUNE 17, 2000|
thanks to a curious
support billing on the tom jones tour, abby dobson sang to more people last
month than in the 2 years since 'even when i'm sleeping' made a deserved
impression on the australian charts. her voice - sultry, mournful, with a hint
of vulnerability - tamed a restless ent cent crowd waiting for the cabaret turn
to come on. whether leonardo's bride get to such lofty headline status is
another matter. little here suggests imminent megastardom, although that's not a
although the lastest single 'sonic' has some merit, it's guitar pop
bluster is decidely uncharacteristic. dobson and guitarist dean manning's
stock-in-trade is melancholy in varying degrees and they do it achingly well.
there's no 'even when i'm sleeping' here, although 'oh yeh' and 'begging bowl'
share that spirit. the quieter moments, such as 'blue gone green' and 'i'll
have a more lasting impression.