A few days ago a bunch of us advertising types hopped into cabs and were whisked to east London for a night of live music and maybe a little bit of drinking.
The venue was Brick Lane’s Vibe bar and the atmosphere was great from the outset. Everyone out to have fun and listen to good music.
And listen to good music we did. Robinson opened up admirably and got everyone in the groove. Followed by the upbeat gypsy-folk-rock stylings of a band who could have been of Mumford & Sons’ cousins, called The Dunwell Brothers.
But we were really only there to see one man, and it was clear why from the moment he came on stage. The whole crowd was mesmerised by Foy Vance from the first note. Vocals harmonies, guitar riffs and an array of strange noises all sampled and layered together live, with a bit of Irish banter thrown in between songs. The modern day answer to the one man band.
Plenty of beers and laughs along the way. Can’t ask for more on a school night.