Two weeks break and I’m back ready to discover some new artists. It’s my second time at the “Camden Assembly” and I can say that it is always a pleasure to be here. As last time, after I enter the venue I’m welcomed with blue and purple smoke.
To warm up the audience for the main act, we have “Little India” a four piece band from Vancouver, Canada but currently based in London. Their music is been described as Nostalgic Rock with 80’s Pop influences. With their perfect harmony mixed with electronic sampling, they keep the listeners on their toes and keep them dancing. I would say that it is an amazing choice on how to start an evening in style. Quite a few people are still making their way into the room, but it’s nice to see how everyone is getting involved by the music as soon as they step in.
Changing the scenery after a little bit, “James King and The Royals” is up, an Indie Commercial Rock band from Harrogate. As soon as they hit the stage I’m blown away with the pathos and the energy that these guys have, especially lead singer James Brown, who is able to entertain the audience with little jokes. It is another great band that keeps your feet moving. The crowd is now warmed up and ready to get on with the party. After the first couple of songs we are notified that James’ dad is in the audience and he looks so happy and proud of his son and his friends.
Lights are down and a couple of fake plastic palms create a summer atmosphere to the stage. Ladies and Gentlemen, it’s “Casey Lowry” and his band turn. His music is classified as “California Brunch Pop” and he is from Chesterfield. Despite his young age, 19, he is been already featured as Radio One’s Artist of the Week and sold out some of the UK’s largest and most well known venues, all before his first single. Everyone is super excited to see him, so they take videos and selfies with him from the first row. His music and energy manage to involve them even more. During the last song of the set, he decides to make the night more special so he asks the audience to low down and at his signal jump high in the sky. The lights are on and everyone is going mental.
Another great night comes to an end and it is always a pleasure for me to discover such great artists.
-Words + Photos : Selena Ferro