Heading To Mitchell’s Town

Ahead of their November 18th tribute to Joni Mitchell, we catch up with Shadows And Light

As the lady herself teases a return to the stage, on November 18th at The Whale, Shadows And Light take us through the world of Joni Mitchell.

So, where did this love of the cool Canadian kook come from. Over to vocalist Maura Vambeck…

Shadows and Light started out as a rehearsal for some sort of gig where we could just play loads of songs we liked, by the likes of Carole King, Kate Bush, Michael McDonald.

Turned out we really liked loads of Joni Mitchell songs, I loved singing the lyrics and the boys loved figuring out her weird and wonderful music on guitar and keyboard.

Our first gig was part of the Skerries Soundwaves festival, and we had no idea what to expect. I had decided to tell a few stories between songs about some of the mad backgrounds to songs or parts I liked.

Turns out the audience loved it and we could’ve heard a pin drop. Best feeling ever.

So we’ve been playing since then and getting great audiences because people are so happy to hear Joni’s music played live.

We’ve all been playing music for a long time, and it’s brilliant to play with musicians who want to practice and sound as great as we can.

I feel very lucky to get the opportunity to sing Joni’s music and it’s a real buzz on stage with the lads.

Shadows And Light bring the music of Joni Mitchell to The Whale on Friday, November 18th – tickets here: https://whaletheatre.ticketsolve.com/ticketbooth/shows/873630563/events/128414104.


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