Review: Live & Unplugged

On Sunday 20th September, an event by the name of Live & Unplugged was held at Café Nero in East Croydon.

Live & Unplugged is a live music event that gives gifted musicians and poets an open mic to share their talent on stage.

Hosted by humorous host Reggie Fianko, the event kicked off with a welcoming introduction to all who were in attendance and raised good expectations for the talent that would be portrayed at the event.

The evening consisted of a range of gifted individuals. Acts such as Chris Sopp and Doris Opiyo sang melodious catchy tunes, which coaxed the audience to sing along. Kahlia Bakosi sung powerfully when performing her original song and playing guitar, whilst assisted by a drummer. Furthermore, a harmonious performance was carried out by Liberty, Tionne and Paige. Recording artist Ebonie G also performed on stage. Moreover, Spoken Word pieces were performed by two acts, Caroline and Janet. It was a nice chilled way to spend a Sunday evening, with the option of having a warm drink from the Café Nero menu.

Adding to the uniqueness of the event, there was a raffle prize draw, which audience members were automatically entered into when they bought tickets for the event. The Live & Unplugged team were very welcoming and created a comfortable environment. As a first timer of attending the event myself, I would recommend acoustic/spoken word fans to attend one of their events in the future.

To find out more about Live & Unplugged, visit their website.

By Maxine Harrison

The Verse Staff

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