"catchy tunes with smooth vocals"
by Margaret Morley on 01/03/11

Prima Donna, a London-based band formed in 2008, comprises Rupert Bronte on lead vocals and piano, Snuffy Perillous on bass guitar and Louis Daillencourt on drums. They were joined for this gig by Naema Marchal on backing vocals and tambourine.
Their music is very nicely constructed, consisting of catchy tunes overlaid with smooth vocals. The keyboards, featuring alternating piano and organ, are quite dominant, and are solidly underpinned with good rhythms and a strong beat supplied by the bass guitar and drums. The themes running through much of their music are those of boy-girl relationships.
One of their best songs is Do What You Can which has a very memorable chorus, as with Wake Up, where the melody and intonation can run through your spine.
Prima Donna's first record was the five-track EP Evolution released on 30th August 2010. Do What You Can is included, as is the title track Evolution which is a more mellow song, featuring intimate vocals backed with strong cymbals.
On the night of this concert, this highly photogenic band had a good rapport with the audience, with Rupert occasionally throwing T-shirts into the crowd followed by red roses nearer the end of the show.
Personally, I think that their creativity will continue, leading on to new and more enchanting works in the future.

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