If you get the chance, you should go and see the marvellous Sylvie Lewis playing a rare UK gig at the Luminaire in Kilburn on October 25th. I am going to be in Scotland for work and am extraordinarily frustrated about this, as I have been wanting to see her live since I first heard her music earlier this year. Her songs are delicate, beautifully-crafted and above all romantic: she also has a lovely voice. I’m sure it will be a delight, and if you can’t make that, you should sample at least one of her albums, either this year’s Translations or (my slight preference) her 2005 debut, Tangos and Tantrums. A delightful talent.