LESLEY PIKE Night Visions (November Sky) Rating: NN
Ah, affairs of the heart - such a well of inspiration for so many musicians, including pretty-voiced chanteuse Lesley Pike. On Night Visions, Pike drags us through the romantic roller coaster with her: she pines for a lost lover; now she's telling someone not to wait around for her; two songs later she pledges her heart to another dude. Yawn. Musically, Pike's got the goods, falling somewhere between the lush cabaret theatrics of Sarah Slean and the airy-fairy tinklings of Tori Amos, but her content is cloying. I'm not averse to a good love song now and again, but 11 in a go is a little much.
Lesley Pike brings her broken heart to Hugh's Room tonight (Thursday, May 15).