03 Feb 2016

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Hozier – Brixton Academy, London – LIVE REVIEW 

2nd February, 2016

“Hozier came on shortly thereafter to an enamoured crowd, quietly introducing himself before breaking into ‘Like Real People Do’. Hozier stormed through the first half of his set, accompanied by a stellar backing-band; seeing backing singers, two keyboards, guitars and a chellist. Reaching the mid-point of the evening, Hozier announced that the next song was not written by him, but by John Lennon, before breakinging into The Beatles’ ‘Blackbird’.

The crowd was immersed throughout the whole performance. Whenever prompted they would clap and sing to the singer or band’s command. This was seen in full force for ‘To Be Alone’, which was preceded by Hozier asking the crowd if they could “help me sing a few notes.” For ‘In A Week’, Hozier invited Karen Cowley from Wyvern Lingo onto the stage for a powerful duet, made more potent by the fact that it followed immediately after the hammering ‘Arsonists Lullaby’.” [Read More]

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