On January 27, 2014, Cameroonian-born singer-songwriter, guitarist, pianist, model, and actress Andy Allo performed her first ever solo show in New York at Mercury Lounge in the Lower East Side. Fans braved the freezing temperatures only to have our hearts melted by Andy Allo’s smooth and very beautiful voice. She performed songs from her debut album “Unfresh,” a cover of Bob Marley’s “Waiting in Vain,” as well as tracks from her latest offering, “Superconductor,” a record that featured some help from the Voldemort of funk – Prince. Typically when Prince produces an artist, he brings out their best, but I can honestly say after seeing Andy Allo live, she is WAY better off without a little help from her friends. Her voice is incredible and her songs work better stripped down acoustically than they do featuring purple production. Like the Harry Potter universe did with Voldemort, Allo did not need to speak his name throughout her show and as a result, we were all able to fall in love with Andy Allo for her gift of song and not for her famous friends.
Check out an acoustic performance of her standout track “Yellow Gold” by clicking PLAY.
There’s no word if the Purple Police will come after me for posting this video, but if they do, I will comply and then write an article which will hopefully go viral about what a horrible person and business man Prince is… and boy, do I have stories I could tell. Not a threat, just a fact. He may be a control freak over his intellectual property, but he’s got nothing over mine. He may dress like a Jehovah’s Witness, but the similarities end there, I assure you!
Thanks for a great night Andy!
Andy Allo and Geoffrey Dicker
Andy Allo Setlist at Mercury Lounge. Now property of the G Archives.
On August 8, 2013, British singer Sam Smith played one of his first solo gigs in the United States – an epic sold out show at New York’s Mercury Lounge. Backed with a 3 piece band, they kept it intimate and very soulful! The track “Latch,” which you are about to see, is quickly becoming a dance floor classic around the world. Sam Smith lends his vocals to the Disclosure track and it’s a great track! We were treated to a stripped down version of the song, that really showcased how amazing Sam Smith’s voice is. I told him after the show that there is no doubt that he is going to be a huge star and he couldn’t have been nicer. Never change, Sam and best of luck – the world is about to latch onto YOU!
I finally got to see Scissor Sisters perform my favorite track off their amazing album “Night Work.” The song is “Sex and Violence” and they performed during the New Yorker Festival in Manhattan on October 1, 2011. You can read about the event here and you can also see the world premiere of their new song “San Luis Obispo” here. Thanks SS. Love you!
Scissor Sisters were in New York on October 1, 2011 at the New Yorker festival to talk about their career and play a nine song acoustic set! In addition to playing hits such as “I Don’t Feel Like Dancin,’” “Laura,” and “Fire With Fire,” the band also played “Sex and Violence” from their criminally underrated album “Night Work” and they also premiered a new song – “San Luis Obispo.” I know so many Scissor-heads that could not be in New York will want to see this video, so this is for you. If anyone in the band or SS management team wants me to take this video down, I will. My intention is to share the music, not rob from the artists, because I am a Scissor Sister – and so are you! If you like videos such as the one you are about to see, become a fan of this page and visit daily. I post world exclusive photos and/or videos all the time. 7 days a week, in fact.
The people have spoken: ”we want more Liam Fray videos!” Well, it’s my pleasure to present the lead singer from The Courteeners performing an acoustic version of “The Opening” (the opening track from the excellent album “Falcon”) live at Pianos in New York on January 20, 2011.