I really loved Erland and the Carnival’s set at the Mercury Lounge in New York on November 3, 2010. Their set was totally rockin’ and they all had great energy and stage presence. I picked up their self-titled album after the show and I am really liking it a lot. I hope you will feel the same way when you see them perform “My Name Is Carnival.” The video is a bit dark, but that’s due to the lighting at the venue.
It’s songs like this that make singer Findlay Brown the coolest crooner of the new generation. Here’s a video of Findlay Brown performing “Moon River” (OH MY GOD!) from the Mercury Lounge in New York on November 3, 2010. Yes, this is the same “Moon River” by Henry Mancini and Johnny Mercer that Audrey Hepburn sang in “Breakfast at Tiffanys.” If you like his voice on this track, you’ll love all of his music. His 2nd album was produced by Bernard Butler of Suede, so you have to ask yourself, could it get any better? Doubtful!
When I saw Villagers at Mercury Lounge on November 3, 2010, I was very close to the stage, as you will see when this video opens. Lead singer Conor O’Brien was adjusting the monitors so he could hear himself a little better and you’ll see an extreme closeup. And now enjoy “I Saw The Dead” live by Villagers.
On November 3, 2010, British singer Findlay Brown opened for Villagers at New York’s Mercury Lounge. For most of Findlay’s set, it was just him and a guitar singing love song after love song. He was really great. His music is a bit folk, a bit smooth rock and his songs are infused with a whole lotta love. His second album “Love Will Find You” was produced by Suede’s Bernard Butler, so you know it’s good! He even covered “Moon River” (by Johnny Mercer and Henry Mancini as made famous by Audrey Hepburn in “Breakfast at Tiffany’s”). A video of that will be coming soon, so please be patient. I think if you need some music to make babies to, Findlay Brown might be the soundtrack you’ve been looking for.
See Findlay Brown’s set list as well as a picture of my encounter with him after the jump. And thanks again Findlay for an awesome show and for being so cool!
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!
Erland and the Carnival
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!!