Hozier Delivers An Impeccable Performance At KOKO
Walking into the iconic Camden venue, it’s heaving! There are people everywhere, racing to get into the main room where Hozier’s name is printed onto a plain black backdrop. As I look around I see one thing - smiles. This isn’t an ordinary gig where people are pushing past each other with blunt expressions, this is Hozier’s sold out gig at KOKO!
The excitement between each lucky person who managed to grab a ticket is infectious, rumbles of strangers talking and the chants from the crowd eagerly awaiting the man himself. Walking onto the stage at this amazing venue, the crowd cheer with a roar of applause; having previously seen Hozier less than 6 months ago at one of his very first London shows it’s incredible to see the support and fan base dramatically increase. But with a raw talent like his, it was inevitable he would be hugely appreciated.
With his cool and calm persona the music speaks for himself. His amazing vocals particularly on the song “To be Alone” where his standard deep tone echoes; but it’s his high pitch that creates an intense passionate atmosphere that freezes the room, gives me goose bumps every time he performs that song. Saving the most popular and favourite song till the encore “From Eden” it is of course played to perfection where the reverb from the knowing and loving crowd bounces around the venue.
Though the venue is incredible itself, it’s the bigger and better performance from Hozier that makes this an unforgettable night. He captivates the whole place with his blues rock sound and perfect vocals, never forgetting his band whom he always introduces and thanks. However playing alone on the stage at one point and speaking of his influences from the blues genre it’s as if the supporting band never left as Hozier just takes a hold of the room and doesn’t let go with his powerful voice and talent.
Leaving the venue with that same smile on our faces but even bigger, its only positive comments and thrilling squeals leaving the building and for Hozier bigger venues and bigger crowds soon to be played to.http://hozier.com/ Written by Hannah West