Hey, Piano Bar Lady!
However, her piano playing is tremendous and the snatches of more famous songs she references are tantalizing. After a few bars of “La Vie en Rose” in faultless French, I wished she’d favoured us with some Jacques Brel or Marguerite Monnot, and a dozen bars of “As Time Goes By” simply weren’t enough to show her interpretative style.
She could do with a more conducive venue, too: the scrubbed pine tables and late evening chill of Henderson’s Vegetarian Restaurant don’t really conjure up the bead curtains and tasselled shades of a louche nightclub which is Lorkin’s natural habitat.
- Johnny Fox