REVIEW: Ghostpoet, East Village Arts Club, 21 May 2013


Ghostpoet’s UK tour has officially begun and what better venue to perform the opening date than the newly refurbished East Village Arts Club. Both rooms were used at East Village tonight with Ghostpoet taking over the Theatre while California’s Deap Valley performed in the Loft with both gigs promoted by the prolific Club Evol. Mark Johnstone reviews..

Support came from that of Bristol based DJ, Producer and Drummer Luke Harney aka Typesun who’s unique style provided the perfect compliment to the headline act. There were some technically difficulties midway through his set which took out the keyboard for almost ten minutes. Despite this slight bump Typesun managed to keep his composure and chatted to audience throughout the break. Now with keyboard back up and running it was time for Typesun to step up the game performing tracks such as ‘Heart Maths’ and ‘Last Home’. From the sounds of this performance you can understand why he recently received a 9 out of 10 in the Mixmag Dubstep Section. One to watch.

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The time had now arrived for London based singer and producer Ghostpoet making his first appearance in Liverpool since his incredible performance at last year’s Sound City event. With his new album ‘Some Say I So I Say Light’ released on May 6 this meant that tonight’s audience would be the first to witness the new material in person. What a privilege!

Tonight’s audience was extremely relaxed and from the back of the room looked like a sea of people with heads bopping to the beats and swaying almost in unison.

Performing tracks new and old including ‘Survive It’ and the superbly titled ‘Cash and Carry Me Home’ the Mercury nominated singer’s performance was effortless as his vocals just fell from his mouth with ease. Backing vocalist and keyboard player Clare Uchima lent her soulful effects into the mix. The bass and synths used complimented every track.

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A great start to the tour and despite technical problems during opening act it didn’t stop the evening being incredible with the new songs especially sounding unbelievable in the live environment.

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