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LONDON FOLK & ROOTS FESTIVAL is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 21.
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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Jon Biden at Union Chapel This concert was fantastic. The venue,music and sound quality very good. Overall experience very good.
Date published: 2016-11-21
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Another chance to see Jon Boden after Bellowhead disbanding. Loved him and support. Went on my own but does mean can get near front with open seating arrangement.
Date published: 2016-11-21
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Jon Boden solo; could he be as good as Bellowhead? We went to see Jon at the Union Chapel which is a double pleasure as its such an interesting if cold venue. Jon's tour motif is a figure (him?) a la the Angel of the North with violins hanging from his outspread arms. My companion decided they looked liked Geese hanging outside a butchers. Hey ho. Jon followed a warm up who was heavy on troubadour good looks but very light on diction and so it was a delight to hear Jon's wonderful voice and clear diction let the songs tell their story. His virtuoso fiddle playing was wonderfully evocative and he played no fewer than 5 different guitars and when one appeared to have run out of Battery (?) he sang a complicated song unaccompanied with great verve. Dressed like an urban cowboy in a double breasted shirt he still managed to emote with his rather elderly audience and led them in a tribute to Leonard Cohen by singing Hallelujah. The venue appreciated the hymn. He was very, very good but was he as good as Bellowhead? Nah. All things must pass.
Date published: 2016-11-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Jon Boden alone does work even in the huge Union Chapel. My first concert since the breakup of Bellowhead. Jon is a consummate performer and it is never dull while he's on stage. He could have done with a better support act.
Date published: 2016-11-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best gig ever! The best live gig I've ever been to. If you ever get the opportunity to see Brandi Carlile live - do it!
Date published: 2016-11-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Brilliant I have been to london twice, both times to watch brandi carlile & the boys. What an amazing show it was. Thoroughly loved there support too, Angaleena Presley.
Date published: 2016-11-10
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Eliza Carthy: Great band, but lousy overbearing sound in Islington Assembly Halls This was a great line-up and we enjoyed both warm up acts a great deal. It was telling that Mary Waterson kept on asking the sound engineer to tone down the vocal in terms of volume, and the sound got better and better as her set went on. Here was a singer keen to communicate with her audience rather than bash them over the head with loudness. Great as Eliza's band undoubtedly is, and great as her songs, the sound in the rather small venue was ridiculously loud and so distorted as to make it impossible to distinguish individual instruments and voices. This in a venue where at most, we had about 300-strong audience, sitting down. It called for a different vibe and approach, but most musical subtlety was unfortunately lost and the risk of reducing the music to the usual slap-up folksy cliche increased...There were some great moments, in particular an impromptu duet the front of the stage between Eliza and her Accordeon player as a result of an unexpected technical glitch that stopped the band temporarily from playing. I am all in favour of raucous in your face punk-folk sound, if that's what was intended, but then really, there is no point in bringing together such an array of different instruments - you could probably get the same result with about half the instruments provided you just left the volume wide open...It is clear that Eliza is a great musician and in particular a blazing violin player. Not sure about her singing - again, her voice was so over-micked that it took away from the drama of her delivery rather than enhancing the delivery of it.
Date published: 2016-11-07
Rated 4 out of 5 by from My first visit to Union Chapel. I had wanted to go this venue for some time and I was delighted with the Hall itself. A great atmosphere and fine acoustics. 4 Stars because of the queueing outside..... if it had been raining or bitterly cold??
Date published: 2016-11-06
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