Review: The Siren Sisters @ SDH
With a break from the classical side of things, I ventured into a fringe event at our Welsh Proms. I’m really pleased I did.
For just less than an hour, these lovely local ladies gave us songs from the bygone era of the 1940s. Their act is homage to The Andrew Sisters, who were true stars in their day. This was when songs were mind-achingly catchy and had real meaning, unlike the music of today. You all know I love this era and swoon easily for gals in period costumes, singing what is arguably some of the best songs ever written.
The selection of songs included Roll Out The Barrel, Rum And Coca-Cola, Candyman and a list of others that sadly were not put in the festival programme. All were zesty and filled with tongue-in-cheek panache. It’s a sad thing to see acts like this now only reduced to being a tribute to others.
The wonderful thing about them is the clarity in their singing. The three are one. Their dancing was also an added bonus be it shimmying, Latino movements or saying how bad they are at ballet by thumping against the floor. Their humour was also infectious. One blonde, one brunette and one red head is the stuff of David Lynch’s dreamsâ€¦
This is their second visit to the Welsh Proms and it has gone down a treat. I do hope they return next year and on the main stage!
Photo Credit: @sirensisters40s