Tonight, Nick Mulvey played the second of his three-night (sold-out) mini residency of London. On this occasion the venue was the East Ends Seabright Arms. Nick first appeared on stage shortly after 9pm, with his classical acoustic n trusty capo in tow he cut a slightly lonely & nervous figure as the packed out crowd in the down-stairs room waited silently for him to get set.
After beginning with the beautifully finger-picked ‘April’ and looking towards the back of the room, a slightly overwhelmed Nick declared “shit there’s loads of you “from that point forward he settled down and grew in confidence as he moved smoothly through his 10-song set. The sold-out crowd listened intently throughout the performance, showing gentle admiration for each song. The obvious highlight for most of the audience came from the popular “Fever to the Form”, in all Nick played three tracks off of his new EP also named “Fever to the Form” with my personal highlight being the spine tingling “House of Saint Give Me”
His easy going style of melodically accessible folk-music attracted a varied crowd ranging from young to old and in differing health conditions (the lady stood next to me was at least seven months pregnant!)
If you are new to Nick, he was a key founding member of the Mercury prize nominated Portico Quartet in another life-time before deciding to go down his own path, aged just 26 and judging from tonight that looks wise decision.
Nick Mulvey played:
- Ailsa Craig
- Miss Ohio
- House of St Give me
- Fever to the Form
- I feel love