I might go to this. The Spice of Life is next to the Palace Theatre at Cambridge Circus, which is the junction of Charing Cross Road and Shaftesbury Avenue. It's midway between Leicester Square and Tottenham Court Road Underground Stations.
Edit: Beat Kaestli has some clips on MySpace HERE.
I'm not the world's biggest jazz fan, but I had a great time at the Spice of Life last night. I wasn't too impressed by Beat Kaestli, who performed the first set, but Daisy was sensational in her 45 minute set. I didn't note the song titles, but she opened the set with a delightful number from her album 'Simply Jazz'. She sang with a good mix of different styles, and her voice was velvety and quite bluesy throughout. She was accompanied by the David Patrick trio, comprising piano, double bass and drums. David also played the piano on Daisy's album, so there was a good rapport between them. There was a short third set featuring a few other singers, then Daisy returned to close the evening with a fabulous rendition of 'Girl Talk', joined by one of her friends from the Purcell School on flugel horn.
Thanks for a wonderful evening, Daisy. You really are a great performer, so I'll be watching your MySpace for any future gigs in the London area.
Thanks for the report, I'm glad that you enjoyed the gig.
I think that Daisy is very talented and I am a big fan of her solo work, I am always keeping my eye on her MySpace page. I hope that I can get the oppertunity to see her as a solo performer at some point in the future.
One of the songs Daisy sang at the Spice of Life was 'Something Cool', and it really was too. I'll repost the link to a recording of her singing it at the Purcell School of Music, accompanied by a rather nice slideshow:-