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- Posted on Mar 9th 2010 8:03AM by Andrew Kerr
It's hard to say whether her appearance at the Classic Grand was meant to be a secret show or just a low-key warm-up to a larger tour. Whatever it was, word of her visit to Glasgow either didn't get out or fell on disinterested ears as only a couple of hundred punters turned up for her "first live show in nearly two years."
With the former cinema barely half-full and the stage time pushed back, Nash and her four-piece backing band eventually took to the stage and set about unveiling tracks from her new album 'My Best Friend is You.'
What followed was an inconsistent performance which got stranger as the night progressed and culminated with fans voicing their displeasure.
A patronizing rant which started with the words, "Anybody heard of people who hate gay people," her decision to play the same song ('I've Got a Secret') twice and omit 'Foundations' followed by a shambolic finale seemed to leave parts of the crowd somewhat bemused.
But it was when Nash decided to recite a poem, 'Mansion Song,' that things took their weirdest turn. A real car-crash moment, it epitomized a night when the music was inconsequential and the performance memorable for all the wrong reasons.