Othello Woolf @ Madame Jojo's Soho 4 Sept 2010

Francesca Baker

His name sake demanded ‘ocular proof’, and tonight we got that – not proof of Desdemona’s infidelity, but Othello Woolf’s drive and desire, an enthusiasm equalled in talent. Gracing the cabaret stage of Soho’s Madame Jojo’s, Othello appeared to be a hybrid of characters, in his Val Doonican cardi, eyes looking over the crowd through his Backstreet Boys haircut, pivoting on bouyant Elvis legs. Musically however, he is one of a kind, his vivacious blend of a melody and electric beats vividly executed through an almost dream like gauze. Othello Woolf clearly knows his songs well, and at times this backfires. Expecting a more rugged and less refined approach, the delivery at times seemed also karaoke-esque. This may have been partly due to the glossy surroundings, and certainly won’t stop It’s All Happening being in the front row of his next show.

Published by Francesca Baker

Passionate about music, the world, exploring, literature and smiling. Writing, marketing and events for all my favourite things.

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