Review: Hanni El Khatib live at Mercury Lounge

Posted by The G on April 30, 2012 under G Reviews | Be the First to Comment

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Hanni El Khatib Mercury Lounge 2012

Hanni El Khatib

There’s no other way to say it – Hanni El Khatib rocks!  He packed the house at New York’s Mercury Lounge on April 28, 2012 for a night of rock, punk, soul and doo-wop!  Yes, doo-wop!  Hanni’s music seamlessly blends all these styles of music together and I make sure to see him every time he tours because I think he is a great performer.  I talked to him before the show and pleaded with him to release a live album, because I don’t think studio recordings can capture the raw intensity of his sound.

Hanni El Khatib

Hanni El Khatib

Speaking of the studio, he mentioned that he’ll be hitting the studio very soon with an A-List producer.  I won’t mention any names, but let’s just say this band recently sold out two nights at Madison Square Garden.  Stay tuned!  Hanni El Khatib added another member to his band (guitars, keyboards), so their live sound is even fuller now.  Hanni played songs such as “Dead Wrong,” “Come Alive,” “Build. Destroy. Rebuild.,” “Garbage City” and “I Got A Thing” during his hour long set.  The show ended at 1 am, but time stands still when you are rockin’!  Thanks for another great show Hanni!

PS.  I am loving Hanni El Khatib’s new logo!

Hanni El Khatib logo

Hanni El Khatib logo

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