The gimmick is that a vocalist accompanied by an acoustic guitar or piano sings a song in a literal shower.
No water running and no nudity. Shower Sessions is a series of acoustic sets from artists I’ve never heard of but who were incredibly talented, to be honest.
There’s a certain test of capabilities of a vocalist without a five piece backing band, mega stadium speakers, light shows, a roaring crowd, and studio engineers with a mixing board the length of a refrigerator.
Loote singing “Your Side of the Bed”. Female vocalist with backing male vocalist and keyboards. Great harmonies and a bittersweet song of trying to move on from her ex, but it’s still “your side of the bed.” So good I had to listen to it twice in a row to fully appreciate this gem.
Kassi Ashton singing “Field Party.” Female vocalist with accompanying acoustic guitarist. The song as performed felt like it was a stripped down version of a “big production number” that would normally have a crew of backup singers. Not one of my favorites.
Donna Missal singing “Thrills.” Female vocalist with accompanying electric guitarist. Damn, she can belt out a tune. So much passion and energy in her performance. A perfectly performed song that was well-chosen for the small setting.
Duckwrth singing “2Bucks.” Male vocalist with accompanying keyboards. Very short song at two minutes forty two seconds, about twenty seconds spent on a warm up intro and mid-song countdown. Very limited range of notes played by the keyboardist. It felt like the song had been thrown together an hour before the recording session.
Amber Mark singing “Love Me Right.” Female vocalist with accompanying acoustic guitarist. What a sweet voice from Amber Mark as she sings this pretty love song.
Banners singing “Start a Riot.” Three male vocalists with acoustic guitar, finger snapping, hand clapping and foot stomping. After awhile the hand clapping became visually distracting: I think one of the two back up singers was clapping out of tune and I found myself trying to figure out which one it was. A satisfactory performance but not particularly memorable.