mardi 5 juillet 2011

Live report: 2nd July 2011, EDWARD BARROW(FR) at Bellevilloise, Paris

Edward Barrow (FR)

Edward Barrow and his band often plays in small venues in Paris, but this was the first time that one of my friends N. and myself attended to one of their gigs. On that Saturday night, Edward Barrow's performance  at Bellevilloise, while people were having dinner, consisted of himself playing on piano on solo and also with one musician, the multi-instrumentalist Jean-Baptiste. He's better known for drawing great short online comics strips in French under the name "Jba" about facts from his life and occasionally gigs reviews for the French music website Le Hiboo. He's also a freelance English-French translator.

The enthousiastic and amazing Jba :)

Very nice set in English. Nice voice of Edward and folk songs from their 1st EP "Life Is Beautiful" played with different instruments (see pictures below). Then they played two or three songs for the encore, and ended up in playing again songs from the set. It really didn't matter because their first set was quite short, about 30 minutes. The next gig will be a solo one on July 17th 2011 at la Loge for Bitter Sweet(Paradise) of Boutiques Sonores.

Back To The Road
Blue Eyed Man
What Can I Do
Life Is Beautiful
The Black Tree
Coney Island
Enjoy The Silence
Nothing In My Belly
The End of Something
My Sea
Everyday Spent Together Is A Perfect Day

Edward Barrow(FR) at Bellevilloise
Edward Barrow(FR) at Bellevilloise

Edward Barrow (with band) - What Can I Do (acoustic live)