EP – Wishing for This – Leigh Nash

Posted by admin on November 26th, 2006

Christmas is a special time of year. The season of good will to all men.. and women, brings freezing cold weather (quiet please Australia), food, drink and the reconnection with family, be it family from the four corners of the world, or the ones under your own roof. Christmas also marks the time of year, when artists decide whether to release something special for Christmas. In the UK, the Christmas chart number one, is a wonderful thing and the number one record is hotly contested. This should certainly be a contender for this year.

Leigh Nash, former leader singer with Sixpence None the Richer already has a solo album under her belt and has released this Christmas EP in good time to get everyone in that holiday spirit. Featuring 6 cover songs and one self penned track, there is a real mix of festive cheer all delivered with that hallmark voice. I’m going to make a comparison here, which many people will probably not agree with, but I’m going to say it anyway. Leigh’s voice really reminds me of Catatonia’s lead singer Cerys Matthews, think specifically of Cerys singing “Baby It’s Cold Outside” with Tom Jones. The main similarity is in their breathless, and exceedingly sexy voices. Cerys has a much harsher edge than Leigh’s, but oh how I could listen to their voices until the cows come home.

The EP opens with “Baby It’s Cold Outside” this is an old holiday favorite and it’s probably the Dean Martin version that I’m most familiar with. Here’s it a duet with Gabe Dixon who sounds very much like Michel Bubl

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