Sunday, January 08, 2006


As The Stray looked at it's miserable worst and people huddled and scurried beneath their brollies, Kwame.D. gave the Blues Bar a party for the world. With pensioner’s foot tapping, and five year olds dancing to a mixture of covers and Kwame.D’s own inimitable songs, this was the perfect way to spend a Sunday afternoon. When multi-talented musician / singer Rosie Clegg travels to do a one song spot, you realise that this duo are something special. The effervescent Kwame.D, accompanied by the unflappable and highly talented Jeff Willacy on percussion, it soon becomes apparent why fellow musicians come from far and wide to see this duo in action. With the song “Wish You Were Here” dedicated to John Peel, you are left wishing that there were more John Peel’s out there to promote musicians of this type and quality. If James Blunt or KT Tunstall had written and performed the song “Don’t Give In”, then we would have had Radio 2 presenters constantly singing the chorus. Kwame D have found a niche that will surely see their fan base increase even further during 2006. “Remember Me” sang Kwame.D, after this stunning performance no way will Harrogate forget Kwame.D.