Some photos of Chantel McGregor at The Tropic at Ruislip a few days ago, a part-seated gig in a small club in the West London suburbs.
Rather than begin with the usual guitar-shredding fireworks, Chantel opted for a gentle start with the two solo acoustic numbers from her latest album before bringing in the rest of the band.
The fireworks came later, of course. The set combined highlights from her albums, along with a couple of extended instrumental improvisations, one of which had something of the feel of Steve Rothery’s recent solo album. A tantalising glimpse of where Chantel might go next, perhaps?