Cardiff's newest cabaret venue's season of live jazz, contemporary music and cabaret is well underway on Friday and Saturday nights in the Ffresh restaurant of the Wales Millennium Centre. Musical theatre is well represented with future appearances by Caroline Sheen (star of the Centre's Only the Brave last year) and several evenings courtesy of Hello Cabaret, showcasing talented performers singing songs from the shows.

Bringing a slice of Soho and New York cabaret to Cardiff at the venue last night were Michael Roulston and Sarah-Louise Young who last appeared in the city three years ago in Julie Madly Deeply. This time round, their show Songs for Lovers (and other idiots) draws on completely new material written by themselves, with Roulston on piano often joining Young on vocals.

Roulston and Young's songs are smart, sassy and well observed. The material encompasses all aspects of life in the modern world, from dating and relationships to our obsession with our mobile phones, in a variety of vocal styles. The comedy often has bite and is always well observed.

The number ‘The Walk of Shame’ is a hilarious account of waking up in the morning after a one-night stand that takes an unexpected twist, while ‘The Letter’ is a poignant song of a woman suffering from a cheating partner.

The Dolly Parton take-off number 'Get out of my face' is about the need for space in a relationship. Other songs deal with dating a much younger guy, being single at forty and being an iPhone widow, working in references from everything from Travelodge to the copper trees in the venue!

Having worked on a number of shows together over the last ten years, Roulston and Young have a rapport and ease with each other on stage that is infectious and uplifting to watch. They are at total ease with the audience too, and the evening quickly gains the air of a relaxed affair in the company of old friends. This comedic duo provide great wit and insight into the human condition. Another collaboration, a musical character comedy La Poule Plombee – ‘Je Regrette!’ plays at Live at Zedel in Piccadilly this weekend – they’re not to be missed.