Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Graffiti6 @Highline Ballroom, June 7th

Met up with emmyjane and vin for this show.  We all had gotten hooked on Graffiti6's excellent album, Colours, and played many a track on TTFM over the last few months.  I even bought it on special edition vinyl on Record Store Day!  I looked forward to hearing these guys live and wondered whether they'd be able to reproduce the gorgeous sounds of dance and soul that resonated throughout.

(More words and the setlist after the jump.)

I have mixed feelings about this show.  Technically, the band sounded great.  Jamie Scott has an interesting voice that is left relatively untouched in recordings and his bandmate, Tommy D. is a beast on guitar.  And all the songs sounded great, including a great cover of the Bee Gees' "To Love Somebody."  However, as you can see in the picture above, Jamie relied heavily on an iPad attached to his mic, which really weakened his stage presence.  I wondered if he had cues for what stories to tell. I kinda wanted to tell him, "Lookit, you're cute in a Nick Lachey kind of way, and have an amazing voice, especially when you cut loose and go higher.  Just stick with that, okay?"

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