Hailing from Sydney, this young, really sweet, and maybe a bit nervous musician was a wonderful end to my Prague Fringe Sunday evening. With big eyes and lots of blond hair, she looks a bit like a doll and I expected something a bit "bubble-gummy". Then she opened her mouth. The rich, soulful lyrics that poured out like liquid velvet took me completely by surprise when I saw her at Fringe Sunday and then again at her evening performance. Starr is like a cross between Norah Jones and Duffy and her lyrics and 'depth' of her music are not what you would expect from someone so young.
On keyboard and synthesizers, Starr played mainly her own songs (including ones that appear on the CD she has recently released in Australia) plus a spellbinding rendition of Prince's When Doves Cry. Her set included some lovely pieces about her brother, her childhood friends and a piece called 'The Future Is Born' inspired by J-Pop (Japanese Pop to you and me), which demonstrates that she is also a very able pianist. Ending with 'I want to be an astronaut' Starr brought tingles down the spines of her captivated audience.