BETH DITTO // THE JUNCTION, CAMBRIDGE

BETH DITTO PLAYS INTIMATE HEADLINE SHOW AT CAMBRIDGE'S JUNCTION

BETH DITTO
PICTURE BY: MARY MCCARTNEY

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Joined by her opening acts Ghostcar and Kiddy Smile, ex-Gossip singer Beth Ditto made a stop at the Junction, Cambridge in support of her debut solo album, Fake Sugar. While both have evident departures in sound and style from Ditto - Kiddy Smile most notably incorporating much more of a house/dance sound, both bands were exceptional when it came to holding the audience's attention while performing.

After the opening acts, Ditto entered the stage with her backing band who all performed extremely well, being able to adapt according to Ditto’s whims. While mostly sticking to the songs on her album Fake Sugar and material from her old band, the group also played their version of Red Hot Chilli Peppers β€˜Under the Bridge’ as well as a short rendition of β€˜Let it Go’ from the Frozen soundtrack. These songs did not interrupt the show, showcasing Ditto's vocal range as well as the band's improvisational skills to great effect. The audience at Cambridge Junction seemed quickly enthralled with Dittos ever present charisma and talkativeness, and throughout her set a large majority of the audience were dancing along and singing along. 

SETLIST: | BETH DITTO - THE JUNCTION, CAMBRIDGE - 29.05.2018

  • Oh My God
  • In And Out
  • Fake Sugar
  • Dimestore Diamond (Gossip song)
  • I Wrote The Book
  • Yr Mangled Heart (Gossip song)
  • Oo La La
  • Long Long Distance (Gossip song)
  • Open Heart Surgery
  • We Could Run
  • Listen Up! (Gossip song)
  • Under the Bridge (Red Hot Chili Peppers cover)
  • Coal to Diamonds (Gossip song)
  • Heavy Cross (Gossip song)

ENCORE:

  • Clouds (Song for John)
  • Fire
  • Standing in the Way of Control (Gossip song)

REVIEW BY: MATT LEE