Solange is certainly an appealing performer, with her amiable dialogue and infrequent outbreaks of synchronised dancing with her band inspiring huge affection from the audience. She seems genuinely excited to be here. Yet one of the perennial problems of Shoreditch gigs is felt throughout the evening – namely that a significant minority of the crowd, seemingly more interested in being seen to be there than actually enjoying the gig, won’t shut up. The resulting constant backdrop of prattle competes with the sound from on-stage and you can’t help but imagine how much better the evening would be were Solange performing to a fully-appreciative crowd.
My review of Solange is up at the relaunched MusicOMH.