Lianne La Havas @ Village Underground
Lianne had been on my ‘To See’ list for quite some time, so I was really excited for her London comeback. She has such a wonderful voice, not to mention a beautiful personality too. It’s hard not to instantly fall in love with her!
Jack Garratt @ Shepherds Bush Empire
I’ve be going to see Garratt live almost from the beginning, when I first saw him supporting Dan Croll at the Scala. Since then I’ve seen him grow from playing little basement spaces, to inside festival tents, and previous to this gig, Village Underground. Shepherd’s Bush was the biggest show of his yet that I had seen. I find it amazing that he sold-out this night having not even released a full album yet! That’s a sign of a bloody good artist!
Eagles of Death Metal @ The Forum
Me and a friend had managed to get last minute tickets to this gig. EoDM sure put on one hell of a rock’n’roll show with added bonuses of covers of Steeler’s Wheel and Duran Duran. It was absolutely heart-breaking to hear about the events at and around their gig in Paris just over a week later. I hope this won’t be the end for them as they really are so much fun to watch live.
My thoughts and love go out to those that were affected by recent events, not just in Paris, but all around the World.
Dan Croll @ Hoxton Hall
This was my first time at Hoxton Hall. What a snug and cosy little venue this is. It was the perfect setting for a lovely intimate gig with Mr Croll. Dan and the band played songs old and new. They also had lots of friendly banter with the little crowd. I can’t wait for his new album!
Katie Brennan’s Twenty Something: The Quarter Life Crisis @ The Alley Cat
Words cannot describe just how proud I am of this girl. Not only did she sell out 1 night of her 1 woman (with a little help from some friends) cabaret show, she sold out 2 nights!! If you weren’t lucky enough to catch it back in November, then fear not as it’s been given another 1 night special at the St James Theatre in January, but hurry as tickets are selling quick! If you love a laugh along with some 90’s nostalgia and a song about oral sex, then you will just LOVE this show. Well done Katie! I can’t wait to see what comes next 🙂
Correspondents @ Islington Town Hall
I will always jump for joy as soon as The Correspondents announce gigs. This one was a little extra special as the usual duo were joined by a full band. This was also the biggest venue I’d seen them play. If you like gigs to dance at, then these guys are definitely for you!
Alabama Shakes @ Brixton Academy
My friend Martyn had introduced me to Alabama Shakes. He’d also told me to see them should I get the chance as lead singer Brittany is even more captivating live. James described her as Aretha Franklin with a guitar, and he ain’t wrong! Her soulful voice backed by the bluesy band is pure perfection.
Be sure to check out my big gig post, with the reason why I attend so many live music events.