Krista Green is one of the nicest people in the world, slightly behind Michael Palin in fact.

She specialises in soft, gentle, poppy folk, has a voice as soft as a marshmallow massage and sings about love and peace and general happiness.

This makes it very difficult to say anything bad about her, but thankfully that’s not needed as she is incredibly good at what she does.

Her gig at the Portsmouth Hoy was one of the stronger ones she’s played, showcasing a mix of original music and covers, all of which seemed perfectly chosen. There were some definite stand-out moments however, including spot on covers of The Black Keys’ Tighten Up, Al Green’s Let’s Stay Together and Free’s Alright Now.

Krista’s main strength however, lies in the quality of her original songs, which have lyrics more akin to poetry than pop songs, for example Cherry Pie and the heartbreaking Barry’s Song.

An old hand of the local scene in Bournemouth, she performs with an understated confidence, allowing her natural, somewhat ditzy personality to shine through while she talks to the crowd.

Thomas Flanagan