After much preparation and excitement last night saw the launch of my live pop night, This Must Be Pop Live. Everything went to plan and the venue was packed with pop fans checking out some ace new talent. Here’s what went on…
First up we had a live performance from indie-pop newcomers The Jess Hall Band:
They played some new tracks off their EP (released next month), their lovely single Play Shy and a cover of a song by Angus and Julia Stone. It was one of the group’s first London gigs but they were super-professional and everyone was stopping me to say how talented they were after the performance.
Next on stage was solo pop singer-songwriter Rachel Furner:
I’d previously only seen Rachel perform at The Roundhouse so it was great to see her at a more intimate venue, and her powerful vocals blew everyone away! She played a mix of fun pop songs and belting ballads, and won over the crowd with her between-songs banter. She’s definitely got some new super-fans after last night.
The night ended with a DJ set by Gwenno from The Pipettes who played a mix of big pop tunes and new indie-pop tracks, including Buffalo Stance by Neneh Cherry and I’m His Girl by Friends.