On Tuesday evening we headed down to one of our new favourite music venues, The Finsbury, for what a promised to be a very special evening of music from The Odd 910, James Chatburn and Kaya Thomas-Dyke.
There's something incredibly cosy about the back room of The Finsbury and the combination of candles, teared seating and deliciously warming house red wine set the perfect mood for an en evening brimming with old soul.
First up on stage was the wonderful Kaya Thomas-Dyke accompanied by Alfa Mist on keys. Her celestial vocals gripped the room in silence as she worked her way through a beautifully stripped back set packed full of raw emotion. As an artist who seems very much at the beginning of her career, we're extremely excited to see and hear a lot more from her.
Next up was the Australian born and currently Berlin based James Chatburn. Having been long time fans of Chatburn ever since hearing his track 'Creator', we were keen to hear how his produced sound would translate to an intimate solo set and it certainly didn't disappoint. His powerful soulful vocals ripped through the venue with highlights including 'Wait For the People' and an unexpected cover of Tina Turner's 'What's Love Got to Do'.
The final act to take to the stage were The Odd 910 who had only recently crept onto our music radar. The talented five piece wooed the crowd with their delicious cocktail of smooth bluesy soul and deep raspy vocals. Stand out tracks included the infectious 'Break Em Down' and the foot stomper 'Going South'. The set was impressively polished and they've certainly a gained a new set of fans in us.
Big shout out to Reverbnation for putting on such a fantastic night of free live music.