NICK MULVEY PLAY'S INTIMATE SHOW AT THE BEAUTIFUL CHURCH VENUE IN LEEDS AS PART OF HIS OCTOBER UK HEADLINE TOUR
NICK MULVEY PERFORMING AT LEEDS'S CHURCH VENUE - 07/10/2017
PICTURE BY: LAURA TOOMER PHOTOGRAPHY
Liverpool based trio All We are were the perfect start to the evening. Their funky guitar riffs and dreamy melodies hooked the audience from the first note. The band formed at Liverpool’s Institute for Performing Arts, LIPA in 2011. Bassist Guro Gikling is from Norway, drummer Rich O'Flynn from Ireland and guitarist Luís Santos from Brazil, the band bring wide range of musical influences to their own music and allow a more rounded and open minded approach to creating their style.
They all sing in high pitched voices .... but don’t let that put you off, their songs have a human heartbeat pulsing beneath each one that is catchy and hypnotizing. Listen to one song and you will find you have accidentally listened to them all without realizing.
Playing songs from their first album and their recently released “Sunny Hills” album they certainly made an impression on the huge crowed that filled the beautiful Church venue in Leeds.
Tonight the crowds were out in force to see Nick Mulvey, It’s been three years since his Mercury Prize nominated debut album, “First Mind” but he hasn’t been taking a break. September saw the release of his second album “Wake up now” that has had rave reviews.
Waiting, the audience is buzzing with anticipation, once on stage Mulvey is able to enchant each and every person in the room with his effortless, humble style. A master of acoustic live performance, his music and songs often politically or socially influenced manage to tell a story about our world while transporting us into another more melodic and warmer one.
When Mulvey played “Cucurucu” the audience suddenly switched on. Every person was singing his song and you could tell that he loved it. Smiling and stepping back from the microphone he let the audience take over and be the stars of his show. His intricate and impressive guitar playing was mesmerising and showed how much studying music in Havana, Cuba has influenced his style. Joined by an equally impressively talented band, each surrounded by an array of instruments you can see that his musical tastes come from all over the world and he includes those sounds within his style to take us on a journey.
Although Mulvey came out for an encore, I don’t think that was enough for this loved up crowed. I urge you to go and catch Mulvey on the rest of this tour but be warned you will go home unwillingly and craving to hear more of his unique sound.
NICK MULVEY'S TOUR CONTINUES:
Mon October 9th 2017 - BIRMINGHAM O2 Institute
Tue October 10th 2017 - NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE Wylam Brewery
Wed October 11th 2017 - EDINBURGH Liquid Rooms
Thur October 12th 2017 - GLASGOW O2 ABC
Sat October 14th 2017 - CARDIFF University Student's Union
Sun October 15th 2017 - BOURNEMOUTH O2 Academy
Mon October 16th 2017 - CAMBRIDGE Junction 1
Tue October 17th 2017 - LONDON O2 Shepherd's Bush Empire
Thur October 19th 2017 - BEXHILL ON SEA De La Warr Pavillion
Wed October 25th 2017 - HAMBURG Molotow
Mon October 30th 2017 - PARIS Le Tradendo
Tue October 31st 2017 - GRONIGEN De Oosterpoort
Wed November 1st 2017 - UTRECHT Tivoli Vredenburg
Tue November 7th 2017 - PHILADELPHIA Johnny Brenda's
Wed November 8th 2017 - NEW YORK CITY Bowery Ballroom
Fri November 10th 2017 - TORONTO The Drake Hotel
Sat November 11th 2017 - CHICAGO Schubas
Mon November 13th 2017 - NASHVILLE The High Watt
Wed November 15th 2017 - WEST HOLLYWOOD Troubadour
Fri November 17th 2017 - SAN FRANCISCO Swedish American Hall
Sun November 19th 2017 - SEATTLE Tractor
REVIEW + PHOTOS BY: LAURA TOOMER PHOTOGRAPHY