Gianna Lauren O Patro Vys, Montreal QC September 24
Published Sep 25, 2011Toward the end of her very sweet set, Halifax singer Gianna Lauren joked that she should have done some drinking before she took the stage. A little liquid courage likely would have cured what seemed a minor case of stage fright, but the pockets of timid banter didn't harm what was otherwise a solid performance, consisting of songs about love and the weather in Halifax. Lauren's moody guitar style was picked up a little by the slightly more upbeat "Hold Your Horses," and "Become What You Can't Be" was a highlight. Even without a belly full of liquor, Lauren's music is brooding and sophisticated, and her jittery nerves just go to show how human a performer she is.