Support: Misty Miller
@The Bodega Nottingham
I have known the Crookes since I stumbled upon their 'Yes, yes, we're magicians' Burberry session on youtube. They immediately caught my attention and after listening to a few more of their songs I was hooked; so much so that they became my new favorite new band! So as you can imagine I was thrilled to find out that they would be gigging in Notts. Without trying to sound like I fangirled... I bought my ticket straight away!
On the evening of the gig, I arrived on time - exactly when the door opened that is. Bought me my soft drink and settled on the right side of the venue with a great view of the stage. Might I add that I went straight after work - so I was in my work attire, not quite the gig going look. Once the venue slowly filled my 'style' started more and more to stand out. The crowd were young adults - them college kids. Looked at those around me to make sure I didn't recognize any - thankfully nope (n.b. months later, I did spot one of the girls on the hopper bus!).
If I recall correctly the song was about how nobody likes someone on drugs. (I looked up youtube but couldn't find the song :/). After the song ended, I was left with the question: are the lyrics true and if so which one of them took drugs? Drugs are bad..bad...people waste their youth, their lives on it - not worth it. If indeed true, I'm glad they are clean now.
Once Misty Miller was off the stage and after a good few minutes to prepare the stage, the Crookes made their appearance. Vibrant, full of energy, in a single word: Awesome! To be fair, I had high expectations as I did name them my 'new favorite new band' and boy, did they live up to my expectations! They were great! It wasn't just me (the fangirl) having a great time but also them college kids in the front row. They were dancing and jumping around. They created a 'jumping wave' pushing one another to and fro, screaming the Crookes band name. One handsome lad even reached out and shook hands with the lead singer.
But how could they take it 'slow' for a bit when all the songs are quite upbeat! Well they found a way. The slowest part of the gig was the duet they had with Misty Miller 'Ex Lovers'. Lovely song and very nicely sung. Their voices really blended well.
Just your average gig going creative writer. Expect these reviews to be highly subjective and completely unprofessional but hopefully entertaining and informative.