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Live: Beth Hart

Tears and transportive tunes from soulful US songstress.

After almost 20 years in the industry, it’s Beth Hart’s first solo UK show. Ever.

It becomes an increasingly emotional experience; almost gig-meets-therapy, as Hart tearfully pours out slices of her mental health and drug history. The audience is audibly on her side. Her brother smiles from side-stage. Her road manager Scott is also her husband, on-hand to pass her guitars and cheerfully raise crowd cheers. Bolstered by these supportive pillars, Hart may be fragile under the vocal power, but she’s undoubtedly the real deal.

Polly is Features Editor at Classic Rock magazine, where she commissions regular pieces and longer reads (including new band coverage) and writes a few things. She also writes for Louder, Prog and Metal Hammer, and talks about songs on the 20 Minute Club podcast. In her spare time she writes fiction and cooks.