You know when you see a band you know are really good from what you’ve already heard and then you get there and the experience and vibe just makes it 10x better? Well that’s pretty much what it was when I went to see Ginger Tom.
For a couple of months now I’d seen a buzz going around about the band and listened to some of their music and was very impressed with what I heard, but I never really made it to a gig until I was lucky enough to be playing round the corner from them at Live in Barnsley so of course I wasn’t going to let that opportunity slip.
I arrived at the Londoner where they were playing and it was heaving both outside and inside. The patio windows had been pushed open so the people who were stood outside the venue weren’t missing out on the music that was made from inside the venue. As soon as I got there you could tell that the crowd were really into them, either that or they were all their family…
You could see instantly how much of a close bond they all have with how comfortable they all seemed up on the stage. They allowed the audience to feel included whether it was just getting them to clap along or to choose whether it was a cover or an original they next did, of course the original choice won. The majority of the songs they did were originals but the also placed 2 well-chosen covers in there:
Bastille – Pompeii
Hold Me Tonight
Are You Easy to Please?
You need me – Ed Sheeran
Thought You’d Won
I would definitely go ahead and go see them at one of there next gigs, you will not be disappointed: