We had the pleasure of hosting a Sofar Sounds event here in store on Friday. If you're not aware of what Sofar Sounds basically it is a secret location, secret line up, they’re bringing the magic back to live music. If you're successful you will be sent the location on the day of the secret gig. It’s a really cool idea so having the chance to host it in our concept store was a great experience.
Each act brought something different to the event. Lewis Bootle kicked off the gig with his quirky take on folk. He performed a couple off his songs from his EP ‘Friction In The Funds’ and is currently touring the UK.
Next up were Archer & Tripp with unique sounds using instruments including Handpan’s creating their idea of ‘Acoustic Trance’. Their music is inspired by their passion for travel and their understanding of music.
Gecko has previously appeared at Glastonbury, Bestival and has been played on BBC Radio 1 breakfast. He managed to charm the audience with his story telling lyrics and charisma by singing songs about bears and the iPhone generation.
Ellie Keegan was a crowd favourite and even though it was her first time performing at Sofar Sounds her nerves didn't show at all. She performed a mash up of TLC - No Scrubs, 1975 - The City and Jackson 5 - Want You Back that really got the crowd moving. She wow’d the audience with her strong voice, guitar skills and sweet personality.
Last but not least, Whitecliff, a band who have toured with The Libertines, played a couple songs from their EP Young Lovers. They performed an exclusive acoustic set which created a stripped back version of their usual sound. It was an energetic performance that helped end the night on a high.
Sofar Sounds created an intimate setting that made the audience fully appreciate the talent and made them feel like they were apart of something special. If you're interested in attending a Sofar Sounds event near you, check them out on https://www.sofarsounds.com/.