Haley Bonar | MOTH Club | 28 October 2016
Haley Bonar ends her MOTH Club show with a synth-laden rendition of The Crystals’ ‘Then He Kissed Me’. It’s a bonafide classic, written and produced by Phil Spector at the height of his creative powers. And yet she makes it entirely her own, the 50-year-old song sitting comfortably alongside Bonar’s own brand-new compositions.
That’s all down to her singular voice and the timeless quality of her songwriting, both of which are on full display tonight. Throughout a set that focuses heavily on her latest album, ‘Impossible Dream’, she delivers fresh, vibrant songs that feel retro but not dated, nostalgic but not pastiched.