Friday 10th February 2023
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BOB VYLAN – OMEARA LONDON – LIVE REVIEW
Some nights and certainly some gigs are just special. Tonight is one of those!
For a start we are all here for a vital cause, War Child. The work that this organisation does is incredible and any time we can support them is important, but to do so through music is special. It’s an exchange in values, an exchange in love and it’s a sobering reminder that many of the activities we enjoy are being unjustly stripped away and denied from children all over the world.
Then, hey, those with tickets are getting that exchange. For their support by way of the cost of admission, they get to spend their Friday night in an amazing small venue tucked down a little London side street enjoying a phenomenal live act.
The venue in question is OMEARA and that act is Bob Vylan. The tiny venue is a thing of beauty and Bob Vylan are an act well beyond venues of this size now, so that recipe for magic is all set.
All that is left is for the duo to deliver the goods, and boy do they do just that. The intimate venue is somehow made to feel even smaller as the crowd unifies as one to bounce and move along to the ferocious music coming from the stage.
The set is a good mix between their two albums, with the likes of ‘I Heard You Want Your Country Back’, ‘GDP’, ‘We Live Here’ and ‘Phone Tap’, eliciting some of the biggest reactions, but in fairness the atmosphere just never drops!
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Bob Vylan show that they can hold the audience in the palms of their hands and control a crowd as well as anyone else. A big part of this is the strong connection between band and fans and a mutual belief in the message this beautiful bond represents.
New track ‘The Delicate Nature’ sounds massive and builds excitement for what is to come next from the duo. The set is rounded off by ‘England’s Ending’, ‘Pretty Songs’, ‘Wicked & Bad’ and an obligatory stage invasion, which sends those lucky enough to be in attendance off into the cool London night beaming with joy at what they’ve just experienced.
In a world full of injustices, we need organisations like War Child, we need artists like Bob Vylan and we need special nights like this both to escape the cruelty of life but also to refocus our minds on the battles that need fighting!
For more information and to donate to War Child head here.
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