The Verse’s Csenge Krokovay review Robert Ellis’ show at the Prince Albert on the 15th November.
Last Tuesday night Robert Ellis entertained the Prince Albert’s crowd with his unique country-folk music. Before that, the talented young musician Jenny O. got on stage, and, playing her poetic acoustic guitar, gave an amazing opening to the night. The crowd was not innumerous, but fans and newcomers filled up the concert hall anyway. This was not the first time Robert and Jenny, both American songwriters, shared a stage, as they supported each other in several tours before.
Their different styles, together, created a really good atmosphere . While Jenny’s rythms were really emotional, Robert and his band shook up the public with their interesting jazz-influenced guitar solos and country songs. The band created great harmony on stage and a good connection with the audience. Robert showed his funnier side, and, constantly talking to his fans, created a very familiar vibe. He also told us about his life experiences and explained us what inspired his music. For example, the song Couples Skate is based on his teenage hood. He lived in a small town, where the Skate Park was the only place where youngs could meet on Friday nights to hang about and maybe flirt or kiss girls. And this is exactly what he did! He still laughs at the memory.
Robert is now doing this European tour and promoting his albums The Lights from the Chemical Plant (2014) and Robert Ellis (2016). He will play in Manchester on Friday, Leeds on Saturday and London on Sunday. For more details and upcoming dates, click here.