It was definitely 1992 when I first heard Tori - I was still in Japan in 91.
Guess it was maybe China… Or Winter, that I heard…?
Either way - it worked - and it was/is a great album. Followed by lots of others.
I saw her live at Birmingham Symphony Hall, around 2005…? Just her, with a Piano and a several racks of Keyboards (which got changed between set halves). Plus a Drummer and a Guitarist/Bassist. Fabulous…
She is still going with those subdued colours I see…
What I have never heard, in anyone else, is the ‘way’ she plays piano - and the sound she generates. OK, part of that is using a Bosendorfer, with its greater range - but its also her playing style. Fabulous…
[Many other really good musicians also have a particular playing style, of course.]
I’ve been a fan of Tori for many years and she is one artist that delivers the goods and her albums just keeping on getting better. It was the first time that I’ve managed to see her live, I’ll make sure that I book next time she’s around … a great evening.
… and Manchester which is where it was convenient for me to go this time.
I’ve been lucky enough to see a lot of her UK shows, but the 7 Day Weekend tour at the RAH was truly brilliant - something to do we me loving the Pele album I guess that was being promoted on that tour.