“This is my band. I only had to pay them once!” says KT Tunstall as she points to her looping equipment. For each song of the night, she starts by recording a beat by hitting the base of her acoustic guitar. Then, she adds in other percussive instruments including a tambourine. Then, depending on the song, she plays an acoustic or electric guitar, or the piano. In between songs, she tells long stories about her life that lead smoothly into the songs. One such story is about the filming of the video for Invisible Empire where she describes it as her audition video for Game of Thrones.
The crowd is very excited to hear her play “Black Horse and The Cherry Tree”, her biggest radio hit. It sounds great in the very intimate seated venue that is City Winery that is ideal for her performance style. At the end of her set, she gets everyone to stand and dance for “Suddenly I See”. It’s a fantastic close to the second of her three straight sold out shows.