Blues singer Samantha Fish, a Kansas City native, was giving out Sugar Kane vibes at her latest UK show, as Paul Davies reports for National Rock Review. (She’s not the first musician to evoke memories of Marilyn’s iconic ‘Running Wild‘ number, as Kate Bush referenced it back in 1991 for her ‘Rocket Man‘ video, as did Kylie Minogue with ‘2 Hearts‘ in 2007.)
“There’s a scene in the 1959 classic movie Some Like It Hot where both a dragged-up Tony Curtis and Jack Lemmon are playing the saxophone and double bass with wild abandon and slap bang in the middle of these on the run from the mafia characters is Marilyn Monroe, as Sugar, giving it some on a ukulele.
Spool forward 60 years to this evening and onstage is a hot and sexy Samantha Fish looking for all the world like Marilyn with her platinum blonde bed-head curly hair, vivacious smile and sassy fashion sense playing up a storm with her exquisite electric guitar technique at a sold-out London Garage.
Charismatic and oozing sex appeal with her sweet fallen angel voice and heavy rocking-out guitar play, leavened by a well-balanced setlist of subtler songs, Fish captivated and captured her devoted fans in the alluring net of her stage-craft and fiery hot licks.”