LIVE REVIEW: Etta bond at the jazz cafe
words/ photos: @itsjustgillain
Etta Bond finished her U.K. tour with a sold out show at Jazz Café, Camden; we went to check it out.
The show started with a set from KSR, an r&b singer from Manchester. KRS impressed with his unique, soulful tones. With the crowd cheering after every sweet high note, tonight was about vocals and the bar was set high.
Next up was Shae, a singer from London whose been killing it online for a while now. Her beautiful covers have been racking up tens of thousands of views, alongside hher singles ‘No Stallin’ and ‘Black Panther.’ Shae’s humble personality and passion for what she does really showed on stage as she engaged with the crowd well and then performed a cover of her favourite Etta Bond song as a thank you for having her on the tour. ‘No Stallin’ was Shae’s last song of the night, which had everyone in the crowd singing along.
Etta was joined on stage by her three piece band and opened the set with a Feat favourite ‘Loophole’, a song from her 2013 EP ‘Meds’ that never gets old. After a high energy opening the crowd was blown away by a powerful rendition of ‘Forgiveness’, originally ft Wretch 32, followed by a previously unheard track produced by Labrynth. She wrapped up the set with her latest single ‘Love Me Up’, after leaving the stage briefly, returned to cheers of ‘one more song’ before ending with ‘Surface’.
An amazing night and we can’t wait to see what’s next! You can catch Etta on her European tour in March.