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“THE MAGICAL GEM HIDDEN UP AT PJS”
Written by Fiona Gordon
CUE TICKET, JUNE 2010

As auditoriums of the more established artists fill up with audiences keen to experience their work, sometimes one happens upon a true gem in the relative unknowns of the Fringe.

hannon Hope has been hard at work promoting her shows this week, the power of her phenomenal voice drawing crowds at various venues around town.

I caught one of her shows at the Cuervo Music Room, but as she started to sing, I instantly pictured her on a dark stage, lit by a single spotlight in an auditorium filled with thousands of fans.

PJs Basement may not have space for thousands, but this intimate venue certainly promises to provide a mood more suitable to her stories of the dreams, pursuit and pain of love that this up-and-coming piano-based vocal artist tells in her honest set.

Touring furiously since she quit her day job a little over a year ago, Hope is slowly establishing a fan base across the country, and it’s easy to understand why.

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