Photos by G.
On November 3, 2010, British folk-rockers Erland and the Carnival opened for Irish folk-rockers Villagers at New York’s Mercury Lounge. This was my first exposure to their music and I absolutely loved them! They were definitely more rock than folk and as I listened to each succeeding song, I kept thinking to myself – these songs sound like stadium anthems. As Erland Cooper announced early on, the band was “chuffed” to be playing for us, and I think the audience was equally chuffed to be seeing this band. I definitely think they stole the show. I’ll be posting a video of the song “My Name Is Carnival” soon and you’ll see what I am talking about. However, while you wait for the video, head on over to Erland and the Carnival’s website and by signing up on their mailing list, you can get a free mp3. Highly recommended. I’m really excited to see and hear great things about this band because I definitely think that given the right exposure, this band will be huge! Fingers crossed for them because they rocked!
I met Erland Cooper moments before taking the stage and he was super cool. See a photo of that after the jump. And thanks again for a great night Erland! Best of luck!!