Steve Forbert gig review

Before Forbert takes to the stage, the audience is entertained by opening act, Molly Armstrong. Accompanied by pianist, guitarist and songwriter, Treana Morris, Armstrong engages the audience immediately with her pure, clear vocals and sincere delivery. Hopeful, upbeat songs with strong melodies, such as ‘Do What I Like’ and ‘If You Were Amazing’ showcase Armstrong’s voice well. The final two songs in her forty-minute set are a fitting climax: ‘Breathe’, dedicated to Armstrong’s mother, who passed away three years ago, builds up into a powerful, emotional piece and the piano-led ‘Only Human’ is a vulnerable closer with open-hearted lyrics and an atmospheric vocal performance. Armstrong is a Cambridge local, returning home, and was well-supported by an appreciative crowd.