I arrived at Mubbles Jazz & Blues Lounge as Emely Mo Sable (MzMoWet Resident) was finishing her first tune. It was an awesome sound as the echoes died away in the warm and friendly club that has become a favorite of mine.
I had heard Emely perform here a short time ago. I liked her immediately and have been wanting to get back to do a blog, She has a smooth, jazz style that is reminiscent of all those wonderful female artists like Billy Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald, Etta James and others that have a gentle strength in their delivery and nothing is forced. She lets it flow from deep inside, relaxed and confident, even as she humbly thanks the audience between tunes for showing up and for expressing their pleasure and joy with hearty applause.
She doesn't waste any of her allotted time and, as the soft sounds of waves began in the back track, she slipped into a great rendition of Otis Redding's "(Sittin' On) The Dock Of The Bay." As she found her own groove in the music and I closed my eyes and floated away, Emely claimed this one as her own.
When she moved on to Adele's "Water Under The Bridge" her intonation was perfect and she was in control. The notes just slide out effortlessly. Yet when she made the jump to the next tune, "I'm Not The Only One" by Sam Smith, she sang it straight from the heart and I could feel the anguish of the songwriter as she tapped into it within herself, capturing the emotion and mood perfectly with her presentation.
Next up was "Photograph" by Ed Sheeren and she gave us a carefully crafted and respectful rendition with deep feeling and her interpretation brought forth tender thoughts of Roxie for me that lasted throughout the rest of the set.
As she crooned the notes of "Your Song" by Rita Ora, "Last Request" by Paola Nutini, "Never The Same" by Camilia Cabello and "Next To Me" by Emeli Sande, we were taken along the path of love and relationships from the earliest moments of realization through all the phases of love, tenderly brought forth by Emely and felt by all of us in the room.
Then she shifted gears and gave us the sexy and seductive "Dangerous Woman" as done by Ariana Grande, convincing us she wanted to give herself and be taken, to be his only one, to be his bad girl, and to own him.
Her whole set was sweet and sassy, finishing it off with James Bay's "If You Ever Want To Be In Love", "Jar Of Hearts" by Christina Perri and "What You Won't Do For Love" by Bobby Caldwell. I was left wanting more and if you have not yet seen Emely, please visit Mubbles Jazz and Blues Lounge at 7pm on Oct 26 for her next set there.
THANK YOU EMELY MO SABLE (MzMoWet Resident) AND
THANK YOU TO SELBY & MAHURU at MUBBLES JAZZ and BLUES LOUNGE FOR SUCH A GREAT VENUE!