Gig Review // Amy Winehouse Tribute

The Amy Winehouse Tribute at The Lincoln Imp.

An absolutely amazing reincarnation performance of Amy by the very talented Marina Coombs!

She looked like Amy and sounded like Amy. A stunning set which included the great hits, Back to Black, Rehab, Forever Young, Me & Mr Jones, Message to you Ruddy, and of course ended the set with the ever popular Valerie.

Marina had travelled from Birmingham through snow blizzards to be with us tonight. On arrival Marina said “and we are here…. 3hours drive through snow blizzards, but time to get my jazz on .. its nearly Showtime.” She has been performing as Amy for about three years and this is the first time to Sunny Scunny! She has performed in Doncaster several times before. She is quoted as saying in her strong Brummy accent, that the Lincoln Imp is a “lovely venue”.

Marina had three talented young singers to fill the bill of the all-girl show.

Going the show off to a cracking start was Molly Ann Skelton, a student at North Lindsey college. She has sung at the Karaoke nights at the Imp and Lorraine (the landlady) spotted the talent and quality of this young lady and offered her the support role in tonight show. Molly has sung and played bass guitar with a band at college but this was her first solo performance. She started her set with a Sam Cooke song – Bring it on home, followed by cover versions of songs by Keane and several others and finished with Father and Son. This made her mother cry who was sat in the audience. This girl can sing, one to watch for the future.

Next up on stage was the familiar and very popular EM-B, with her usual fast and energetic performance using a variety of props, including her star sun glasses, a backpack and this time a guitar as well as her tambourine and drums. Singing a mixture of her own songs starting with ‘Alphabet Boy’ and a cover of ‘Mad World’ and ended her set with her own “Finale – a prayer in C.” Another excellent set.

Last but not least before the Amy Winehouse tribute was Marceline Jasak, better known as the lead singer from the local band “FINNO”. Her set was original songs of a slow and moody nature which was different to the previous two girls. She is a great talent, this too was her first solo performance, and gave some good entertainment and contrast to the evening.

Over all a very good night of talented female entertainment.

Thanks to Lorraine, Kev, Charlie and the rest her team.

More images via DPC Photography

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