Concentus Music: OCTOBER LIVE
The second installment of Concentus Live took place at The Islington in London last weekend, after the major success of the Live Launch a few weeks ago. Yesterday's 'October Live' came with a strong focus on acoustic folk music yesterday, a long with much excitement for the free tequila shots, thanks to the wonderful venue!
Lauren Dixon opened the night, performing a range of covers and originals, her band line-up consisting of her vocals and guitar, and pianist Nick. Lauren's vocals have an incredibly jazzy edge to them but also a strong delivery.
Dom Robinson then brought his full band to the stage- this usually very acoustic musician actually being the heaviest act of the night! This was the first time Dom had played in London with his full band, and the second time ever together. The band has keys and backing vocalist Charlotte, bass player Jack, and drummer Tom. This band really stood out to everyone, Dom's songwriting being a big hit, performing songs off of his debut EP 'Elska' like ‘Hands’ and ‘Fawn.’ He also performed a new song 'Casey' with the band, in which his guitar playing went to a whole new level. His band set up was really nice because although a full band, was still very much keeping in tone with the folky acoustic vibe that Dom originally is. Dom also performed some solo stuff, including a cover of 'Let Me Love You' which was as sweet as ever.
Malory Torr headlined the October Live gig, bringing her acoustic set up (due to her bass player being on tour in China, like we all are at one point in our lives obviously.) Fresh from her Hyde Park performance last month with BBC Radio 2, Malory performed songs off of her new EP 'A Joker And A Thief' and for the first time played the keys live on stage in her song 'Never Thought It'd Be You,' which she fully well mastered! She also performed an insane mash up of all the best noughties songs EVER, including Miley's 'Party In The USA,' 'Stacey's Mom,' 'Use Somebody,' 'Royals' 'L.I.F.E G.O.E.S O.N,' 'Year 3000,' 'Valerie' and even a little bit of Bieber. She closed the show with my personal favourite 'Romeo' - "a song for all the Juliets out there," as well as performing my other favourite 'Beautiful Guy'!
The October Live gig really saw some amazing musicians perform- we certainly love our acoustic folk music! Concentus Music does monthly gigs in London as well as live sessions and a whole bunch of other stuff, so come down to another one of our shows, or if you're an artist and want to get involved get in touch via the contact page!