Saturday, 25 July 2015

REVIEW | Alex Vargas - The Lucky Pig Cocktail Bar - Monday 20th July

On Monday, I had the opportunity to go down to London to see a very intimate gig of the very talented Alex Vargas. This was the last of his intimate shows before he embarks on a huge european tour beginning in September. 

Vargas played in a quirky, underground cocktail bar in Fitzrovia - the bar was dark, mysterious and full of incense burners. A perfect location for Vargas to showcase his outstanding voice. He played a set of about 40 minutes, featuring songs such as his last single 'Till Forever Runs Out' and the beautiful, haunting track 'Solid Ground'. 

He classifies his genre on Facebook as 'noise soul' - I feel this is a perfect description. His voice is full of soul, his songs begin slow and mellow, with a slow crescendo - evolving into loud but carefully crafted climaxes with the help of drum machines, repeats and sampling. All with the help of his other band member - Tommy Sheen.
Vargas has complete control over his beautiful, vast vocal range.

I feel very privileged that I was in a room of only 50/60 people witnessing his creativity and talent flourish. With support already coming from radio DJs Annie Mac, Jo Whiley and Dermot O'Leary, I expect that by this time next year, Vargas will be a prominent feature at many music festivals around the world.

See if he's playing near you here..

Sat 25 Jul 2015Botanisk HaveAarhus, DenmarkTickets
Sun 02 Aug 2015Frederiksberg HaveCopenhagen, DenmarkTickets
Fri 04 Sep 2015Offspring 2015Copenhagen, DenmarkTickets
Fri 11 Sep 2015A2St. Petersburg, Russian FederationTickets
Wed 23 Sep 2015 —
Sat 26 Sep 2015
Reeperbahn Festival 2015Hamburg, GermanyTickets
Fri 23 Oct 2015The Eagle InnSalford, UKTickets
Sun 25 Oct 2015Start The BusBristol, UKTickets
Mon 26 Oct 2015The Hope & RuinBrighton, UKTickets
Tue 27 Oct 2015Oslo HackneyLondon, UKTickets
Thu 29 Oct 2015Hq HeadquartersAarhus, DenmarkTickets
Fri 30 Oct 2015KulturmaskinenOdense, DenmarkTickets
Sat 31 Oct 2015Musikkens HusAalborg, DenmarkTickets
Sun 01 Nov 2015Dr KoncerthusetCopenhagen, DenmarkTickets
Fri 13 Nov 2015 —
Sat 14 Nov 2015
Sonic Visions café 2015Luxembourg, LuxembourgTickets
Mon 16 Nov 2015Botanique - RotondeBrussels, BelgiumTickets
Tue 17 Nov 2015Le Pop Up Du LabelParis, FranceTickets
Wed 18 Nov 2015ParadisoAmsterdam, NetherlandsTickets
Sun 22 Nov 2015Bergwacht | ArtheatreCologne, GermanyTickets
Mon 23 Nov 2015Kantine am BerghainBerlin, GermanyTickets
Tue 24 Nov 2015Pret a Ecouter FestivalHeidelberg, GermanyTickets
Wed 25 Nov 2015ExilZürich, SwitzerlandTickets
Thu 26 Nov 2015BärnBern, Switzerland


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