By Kelly Luck
16-year old singer-songwriter, Jelly Rose delivers over an hour of inspirational numbers at the Musical Theatre Heritage stage. Her show went longer than the usual Fringe fare, but as this was the last performance of the evening it did not disturb the audience unduly. Unfortunately, the acoustics in the room meant the show was rather loud and distorted, a fact not helped by the incessant use of reverb.
The songs focused on love, inspiration, or religion. The set is rather gospel-heavy, or so it seemed to this reviewer. There are also a lot of songs about believing in yourself, and keeping on in the face of adversity.
Jelly Rose does have a good voice and comes from a musical family. She was backed by a bass guitarist, her mother on backup vocals, her brother on drums, and her father on keyboards. It appears Ms Rose does have her own pre-existing fanbase, some of whom were in attendance that night. Persons with an interest in gospel or R&B or new songwriters may find this quite enjoyable.