Newtown Social Club. Her music can probably be described as emotional pop. It's weighty but still light to touch. Songs are based on love and hope and joy. The sound is driven by keyboards with the backing live of drums, bass and synths. It's danceable but there is plenty of room for ballads. It's made for decent radio airplay, so hopefully that will happen as the album is top class. Live, the songs pack a punch. Especially songs like "I Have Heart" and "Into My Arms". The highlight of the night was probably the encore though. Gabby firstly went to the back of the room and gave us a great cover of Martha Wainwright's "Bloody Mother Fucking Asshole", before joining the band to end with the single in "Stars". Maples deserves your support not just because she's an independent artist but also because she has something to say.
Nov 19, 2015
Maples @ Newtown Social Club