“Homebrew” – makes for foot-tapping, dancing, sing-along, easy listening of gospel’,folky’ and Celtic ballads, country, rock ‘n’ roll, roots and blues. You are in for a variety of treats along the way…so enjoy!
CD review by Graham Blackley
Daylesford based duo Vanessa Craven and Zdena Schwangmeier perform together under the catchy name Sugar ‘n’ Spice.
Schwangmeier plays ukulele bass while Craven, who also has a band called Lunar Dust, handles vocals, guitar, harmonica and percussion.
This lively album features their take on a host of classics such as “House of the Rising Sun” (which was made famous by The Animals back in the 1960’s), Lennon and McCartney’s “Ballad of John and Yoko” and Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah”.
The highlight of this album is the gentle and wonderfully melodic instrumental version of “Danny Boy”, which brightened and enlivened my Monday afternoon.
After hearing this CD you may want to check out Sugar ‘n’ Spice’s live shows, so head to Vanessa Craven’s website for news of upcoming gigs.