RECENT REVIEWS For Kate’s new show “I’m a Woman : Kate Dimbleby celebrates her heroines of song” :
“Exhilerating new entertainment, a cocktail of blues, jazz, country, sing-songwriter pop and the sort of earthy, post-feminist humour that makes the Desperate Housewives look like members of the Salvation Army. Dimbleby is an assured and charismatic vocalist who can make the leap from a full-decibel tribute to Bessie Smith to an intimate confessional from the Dory Previn shongbook” The Times
“A thoroughly entertaining evening, with a chance to hear brilliant renditions of songs which have unfortunately not stood the test of time from undoubtedly one of Britain’s finest female Jazz singers.” Broadway World
“Dimbleby is an impressive and talented vocalist, formed both of strong technique and instinctive understanding. Each number from the strong, gutsy belt of I’m Living Alone and I Like It to the almost impish, My Pa’s Not Home demonstrate solid technique coupled with a sharp sense of comic timing. There are moments of great depth too, particularly with Dory Previn’s painful The Lady with the Braid and indeed with Dimbleby’s own self-penned ballad Hold On” The Stage
“This is unashamedly a show by a woman about women and targeted at women (Kate admits as much) but there’s plenty here for every fan of jazz and blues, regardless of gender. Catch her while you can!” The Londonist
“What singing! A surprisingly personal show which showcases a voice with real power, variety and integrity. More please…Dimbleby is more than woman enough to fill large venues with her powerful songs, personality and voice.” Ham and High
MORE REVIEW HIGHLIGHTS:
It’s that extraordinary voice – treacly and sleepy at rest, filling the room with feeling when she turns it on.
The Daily Telegraph
So tight they’re almost vacuum-packed.
I think I’m in love… It was said about Fred and Ginger, “She gave him sex and he gave her class.” Well, Kate Dimbleby has both already and it is a killer combination.
Dimbleby is clearly a talent to watch, blessed not only with a great voice but a real gift as a songwriter in her own right.
The Sunday Telegraph
One of the most versatile singers on the jazz-blues circuit.
Dimbleby can sing. A gutsy, raunchy and even soulful rendering of an astonishing range of songs is deliciously coloured by her own velvety inflection.
A shimmering vocal versatility… she has the musical talent and jewel-eyed confidence to guarantee an audience a good time.
London Evening Standard