Gigs reviews Part 1: Jim Jones...

I love live music. 

Whilst I’m having a break so I can write new tunes (15 and counting!), I’ve set myself a challenge: to watch as many shows as I can… and tell you about it in 50 words or less. 

This month I’ve been from London to Leeds and back… 

Jim Jones and The Righteous Mind, The Rock Steady, Dalston.

From the ashes of The Jim Jones Revue (think Little Richard gone punk), Jim’s back with a new line up and a darker sound. The live set came complete with Tom Waits histrionics and primal yells. The venue was a tiny London sweat pit, packed to the rafters. Bliss.

Maeve Campbell and Young Kato, SoFar Sounds, Leeds

I cheated a bit for this gig review (I also performed too!) BUT it is well worth describing. Young Kato had mellow vibes and a charismatic singer. Maeve Campbell showcased heavenly three part harmonies and great stories. If you haven’t been to a SoFar secret before gig, go. Now! 

Where next?

My good friends Park Hotel are launching their single in London next week - and from there, who knows!

If you have any recommendations of any shows I must go to, comment below or tweet me: @stephensonrich.

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