Dave Gelly in The Observer on ‘No Evil’ “Intimate and nicely judged
performances, bringing out the best in McCreeth’s voice”
Jazz and soulful singer Sue McCreeth has been universally acclaimed in the UK national
and music press for her recordings, her beautiful warmth of vocal sound, her evocative
voice in elegant classics, and inventive interpretations of modern jazz song.
In 2014 she has returned to her roots and is now performing a set made up exclusively
of standards. Where possible, she will be accompanied by guitar and double bass.
Especially featured in live performance will be the standards from her critically
acclaimed 2014 release ‘No Evil’ (see below).
This wild child of jazz, who hit the headlines with a blend of fusion originals in
2001, has grown up and the mainstream set she is doing currently has garnered even
higher praise from bookers, musicians and the top reviewers of jazz. Her album received
a very rare four star review in the Observer in May. Jazz UK said, “A fine collection
by any standard(s)” and WayneShorter featured the release of No Evil on his website.
This will be a set which can be one moment gentle and intimate, or the next moment
swinging like mad. In live performance Sue has been widely described as exuding
a genuine warmth of personality, with a warm smouldering vocal tone, mixing a hip
and sultry presence with a stunning technique over several octaves.