Jimmy James:- Divas Dead or Alive - One4Review
With Jimmy James you get exactly what the title of his show suggests but with some surprising twists and turns on the way. He is a slick, professional entertainer hailing originally from San Antonio, Texas, but now living in New York. He is a first time performer on the Fringe. He has a voice that can powerfully and convincingly impersonate a wide selection of voices as contrasting as Patsy Kline and Cher. His links between songs are gently humorous and of course he does camp it up but in a playful way. He uses a film screen to perform a duet with the real Judy Garland and his impersonation of Barbra Streisand. This is a real high point in the show. With 20 years in the entertainment industry he knows how to work and win over an audience very different from what I suspect he is used to back in the States. His show is a well crafted act and is more than a demonstration of vocal dexterity. *** Reviewed by Ben.