Daylight Music 18th March 2015

Sometimes Daylight Music just gets it right. Balancing different genres of music in a way that complements rather than clashes. Today was one of those days.

First up was Daniel Knox. A voice, a piano and some stories. Simple and well done. He managed to make every story, no matter how mundane or familiar, sound interesting in a way that you felt you were chatting to a mate in a pub while he’s telling the honest story.

Daniel Knox - Daylight Music 7th March 2015

Next up were The Kindling. A band playing wistful indie-folk that’s been in vogue for the last few years. In the chapel it all sounded rather nice. But I have to admit, the album I purchased after the gig didn’t sound half as interesting through my stereo. But clearly in the right venue their music can sound great.

The Kindling - Daylight Music 7th March 2015

The Kindling - Daylight Music 7th March 2015

Laish and the We Come Alive Chorus were an odd bunch. The chorus seemed to be a who’s who of previous Daylight performers. I have to admit, this is something I don’t like about Daylight. At times it seems a bit incestuous. However, saying all that, and having complained about the types of choirs they usually get. This all seemed to work quiet well. Again it was the alt-folk type sound. But it was all very relaxed and uplifting and sounded great in the chapel.

Laish and the We Come Alive Chorus - Daylight Music 7th March 2015

Laish and the We Come Alive Chorus - Daylight Music 7th March 2015

Laish and the We Come Alive Chorus - Daylight Music 7th March 2015

Last but not least, was Mainère des Bohémiens. Playing ‘Parisian jazz and swing’. Their sound, just seemed to come from a cafe on a french boulevard. I felt like I was listening to lovely music on a summer’s evening drinking a glass of wine (or more likely a beer in my case). A very nice way to spend a Saturday afternoon.

Manière des Bohémiens - Daylight Music 7th March 2015

Manière des Bohémiens - Daylight Music 7th March 2015

Manière des Bohémiens - Daylight Music 7th March 2015

Manière des Bohémiens - Daylight Music 7th March 2015

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