Sunday, June 6, 2010
Espresso Thmei, was just as good. Any combo that is as tight as the one that played at the Paddy Rice bar on the riverside this evening, you would've thought they'd been gigging for ages. No such luxury, this was the full debut appearance of Srey Thy on vocals and Scott Bywater on guitar and harmonica and they simply rocked. Srey Thy belted out her Pan Ron and Khmer hits of the 60s with her signature voice in full flow and not diluted by the plethora of instruments you usually hear with the full band version. She said there were a few bum notes thrown in, but I didn't hear any and was suitably impressed. This duo deserves your full attention next time they are behind the mikes.