Swedish Noonie Bao, or Jonnali Parmenius which is her real name, has already proven herself as a talented songwriter and producer for e.g. Tove Styrke. Until recently, however, she has also displayed her talents as an artist, after having released her debut «I am Noonie», a product of five years of labour, late 2012.
Noonie Baos’ mood is very difficult to read. While her lyrics are melancholic, and her voice is pleasant and clear, Noonie on stage, however, doesn’t give us a slightest indication of her mood. Her sharp voice, going high and low, and at times somewhat resembles the softer version of Joanna Newsom, together with dreamy melodies and a marching dance that fits her stature, is nevertheless very much entertaining as easy to listen to.
With the aid from her guitarist and drummer, Noonie Bao is a promising debutant with an already interesting reportoire, but seemingly with no ambitions to break through as an artist for the average fan of the singer-songwriter genre.