Tonight we celebrated like it was New Year’s Eve as the evening was being filmed as part of the a Japanese music programme that will go out over New Year.
This was my first visit to a relatively new venue called the Moth Club. It’s actually the function room of an ex-servicemen’s club in Hackney. It’s got a Phoenix Night’s feeling about it and I have to admit. I really liked it. Definitely a place I’ll revisit (in fact I did, the following night).
Tonight’s gig featured current favourites, Black Honey, Misty Miller and local band, Near Death Experience.
First up were Near Death Experience. They played a soul inspired set. It’s nice to hear music harking back to proper soul and R&B. It’s too strong a genre to have been ignored all these years. I guess it’s a difficult genre because you need strong lead singers and thankfully Near Death Experience feature one.
I saw Misty Miller a few weeks ago at Rockaway Beach. I enjoyed her set but oddly tonight, she didn’t do much for me. Not sure why I enjoyed her set so much last time but not this time.
Closing the evening was Black Honey. As always, it was a fun, high-energy set. This band are the real deal. If they keep up this level of performance, they’ve got every chance of becoming one of the bands of 2016.