Monday, October 5, 2009

a pleasant surprise

On Friday night, Ian came home and told me one of his coworkers would be performing on the Lower East Side the following evening...and that he said we'd try to come. I'd brought a lot of work home, but since it had been a while since we'd ventured that far from our own neighborhood, I plowed through it and finished up just in time.
I'm so glad I did.
Aimee Bayles is refreshing. She has an incredibly versatile voice and makes singing anything seem effortless. If I had to compare her to anyone, I'd say her style is similar to Norah Jones, but she doesn't sound quite as sleepy. Aimee writes and plays her songs, too...I can't get "February" out of my head, even though it's been two days. I hope I can get my hands on a recording soon. Regardless, I'll be at her next show. If you're in the area, you should go too.
Check out Aimee Bayles.


John King said...


Just listened to a few preview tracks on her MySpace site: her voice reminds me of a cross between Sarah McLachlan and Alison Krauss; definitely more vitality in the voice than Norah Jones. The video of her appearance in Richmond shows a very talented performer with guts and skill enough to sing a cappella!! Very alluring voice.


ellie said...


Excellent comparison! Those two work much better. :) You should have heard the piano...