Live: Albin Lee Meldau at OMEARA London

I caught Swedish neo-soul superstar in the making, Albin Lee Meldau earlier this week in London’s Omeara. Incredible talent!

Albin Lee Meldau

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Live: Jerry Williams + Sam Fender at Courtyard Theatre London

Back from seeing Jerry Williams‘s cute and catchy pop set at London’s Courtyard Theatre, in contrast to Sam Fender‘s epic indie-rock sound for BBC Music Introducing .

Live: Tom Walker at The Scotch of St James

Back from seeing a secret little show from Tom Walker at The Scotch of St James. It was a short and sweet set – the vocal is still immense!

Tom Walker

Live: Tom Walker at OMEARA London

tom walker omeara london may 2017

Probably one of the loudest, happiest gigs I’ve been to this year so far. Tom Walker loves his fans, and his fans certainly love him back…

Support from Etham was pretty special too.

 

Live: Jessie Reyez at Miranda London

Back from watching a short set list from one of the most anticipated Canadian exports over the last year, Jessie Reyez.

Intensely beautiful blends of hip hop and RnB mixed with the most innocent sounding voice you could imagine!

 

Live: Demo Taped + NAO at Village Underground

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nao village underground london april 2016

This was by far my favourite show of the year. Demo Taped pulled off an incredible set completely on his own (and doing it pretty flawlessly), while NAO just proved to me even more how she’s taking 2016 by storm.

Live: Alex Vargas at Electrowerkz London

alex vargas electrowerkz london october 2014

The man behind my Track of the Week, I caught Alex Vargas at London’s Electrowerkz last night. Was pretty cute to watch, and judging by the reactions of the sold-out crowd, the music had a hold on people.

Live: Kate Boy at Lexington London

kate boy lexington london july 2014

Went to see Kate Boy at London’s Lexington on Thursday. Intense Scandi tribal beats and strobe lights like this made it all pretty spectacular… Good.

Live: Seinabo Sey at Notting Hill Arts Club

seinabo sey notting hill arts club london july 2014

The only way to catch Seinabo Sey’s debut London show at the packed-out Notting Hill Arts Club was through winning tickets. I was lucky enough to go and listen to her breeze through some pretty impressive, epic pop songs with a stunning voice. One of the most exciting Swedish talents to emerge this year.

The best gig of the year so far…

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Saw Rag’N’Bone Man yesterday at London’s Elektrowerkz. That voice… Nothing much else to say.

The album is available for free here.

Live: Hudson Taylor at Electric Ballroom London

hudson taylor electric ballroom june 2014 london

I caught the Irish folk pop duo play to a packed Electric Ballroom in London a couple of days- so much fun and well worth checking out. Check out their tour here.

Live: Naomi Pilgrim at Lexington London

naomi pilgrim lexington london may 2014

Saw one Sweden’s most hyped about artists so far this year, Naomi Pilgrim at the Ja Ja Ja night in London’s Lexington. Edgy electro beats and a sharp voice make for a great sound.

Live: Nick Mulvey at Village Underground

nick mulvey village underground london may 2014

I caught Nick Mulvey at a packed-out Village Underground in London last night. The record’s great but the songs really come to life live, and it’s well worth seeing.

It was his first London headline show with a full band.  Personal highlight was hearing ‘Nitrous’ build up to an amazing end. Tour begins in October.

Live: Chris Garneau at Lexington London

chris garneau lexington london april 2014

Just back from Chris Garneau who played The Lexington in London tonight in a super chilled, haunting and beautiful performance.

Live: The Scenes / Last Lynx at Lexington London

the scenes ja ja ja london march 2014

Two days in a row at The Lexington this week, but all for a good reason! Last night I caught Finnish rockers The Scenes (above)…

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… and Swedish indie pop kids Last Lynx at the monthly Ja Ja Ja sessions.

Live: Hozier at Lexington London

hozier lexington london march 2014

Hozier‘s got industry buzzing like mad since ‘Take Me To Church’ went viral. I was lucky enough to watch him live last night in London. The voice is incredible, and the sound is intense and captivating.

If you’ve managed to get tickets for his upcoming summer tour then you’ll experience something very special and powerful. If you haven’t, you’ll hear so much from this man.

Hozier releases new EP ‘From Eden’ on 31st March through Rubyworks.

Live: Nabiha, YAST & Jaakko Eino Kalevi at Lexington London

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Managed to catch three cool acts at the Lexington yesterday evening as part of the monthly Ja Ja Ja night. Jaakko Eino Kalevi has a certain ‘Bryan Ferry goes hipster’ vibe around, making some beats that manage to sound edgy and easy to listen to. YAST played their trademark Swedish indie sound, and Nabiha went all out with her unique and infectious blend of RnB and pop.

Live: Everywhere at Notting Hill Arts Club

everywhere band notting hill arts club live london november 2013

I’ve been so busy this week that I’ve only managed to put this up now. I caught a couple of songs from Swedish indie boys Everywhere at the Notting Hill Arts Club in London on Thursday. It was a pretty polished performance!

Live: Ja Ja Ja Festival at Roundhouse

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Scandi music authority Ja Ja Ja hosted it’s first ever festival at London’s Roundhouse this weekend. A stellar roster of up and coming Scandinavian buzzbands filled up this ultra cool venue.

For someone like me, I was a little bit of a kid in a candy shop. Highlights were:

Postiljonen (Sweden)

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Sin Fang (Iceland)

sin fang live ja ja ja festival roundhouse london 2013

Truls (Norway)

truls live ja ja ja festival roundhouse london 2013

NONONO (Sweden)

nonono live ja ja ja festival roundhouse london 2013

Live: Whinnie Williams at The Lexington London

Whinnie Williams Lexington London showcase live October 2013

And so my second showcase of the evening was for Whinnie Williams. Lots of buzz surrounding this lady, and the show was pretty fun. This is good, quirky pop that the radio’s bound to like.

On another note, Gossling did a few songs beforehand as well and I’m kind of taken with the sound. She’s been around for a while, I do hope the UK falls in love as much as I have…

gossling live london lexington october 2013