August 6, 2012 by Chris Craddock
Trapped in a confined area with anyone for a prolonged amount of time is undoubtedly one of life’s greatest annoyances unless you’re stuck on a barge with wonderful vocals and melodies of Sarah Mac.
As the Busking Barge left the jetty, the Sheffield singer/songwriter apologised for forgetting her keyboard stand but the unique use of chairs as props set the tone for what was to be an unusually delightful experience.
I don’t use that phrase in any other way but a massive compliment because when you see a singer and a piano you don’t expect powerful but beautiful covers of hardcore dance numbers. But that’s exactly what those lucky enough to squeeze onto the packed barge were treated to.
In between this and her own fantastically moving songs, Sarah Mac’s honest and occasionally blunt character kept those on board chuckling and cheering for more throughout her set on the cruise.
My personal highlight, despite the rave renditions, was her stunning ‘Everyone Knows’ which is the title track of her new EP, which took everyone who was there breath away and I wasted no time in snapping up as Sarah Mac left the audience welling up with emotion.