This review was written by my guest writer: Ely Cannon! A huge thank you to Ely for attending the concert and writing the review.
Shangri-La music presented One Eskimo and the LA band Lady Dansville at Largo, an intimate venue within the Coronet in West Hollywood. Largo is a charming performance hall with outstanding acoustics and small enough to make any seat in the house feel as though you are sitting in the best seats at the foot of the stage. The staff at the Largo was helpful and friendly from the time I walked through the door. My evening had started out very well and would only get better as I took my seat to enjoy the two fantastic bands on the night's bill.
Lady Danville opened for One Eskimo. Their performance was flawless, energetic, and uplifting. The three piece band consisting of Michael Garner on keys, Matthew Frankel on the cajon, and Dan Chang on the guitar were consummate musicians wove a tapestry of beautiful harmonies, both instrumental and vocal. Their performance was particularly enjoyable as a result of their interaction with each other and the fact that they simply looked and sounded like they were having fun playing music and performing songs they loved for an appreciative audience.
One Eskimo was the headlining band for the the evening. They are a U.K. band with a brand new album and tour. I would suggest trying to catch them at one of their upcoming shows. After hearing them online I was excited to be able to see them live right here in L.A. and one of my favorite venues. The band includes Kristian Leontiou - vocals, Adam Falkner on drums, Jamie Sefton on bass & horns and Peter Rinaldi on guitar. I was particularly impressed with Adam Falkner and Jamie Sefton. In my opinion they are the heart and soul of this band. Sefton at one point in the show was hammering on bass notes with his right hand while playing a horn with his left. These guys were really fun to watch and listen to.
I would recommend seeing either or both bands if you have the opportunity and I hope you will enjoy them as much as I did.
To learn more about One Eskimo and find out where they will be next, please visit its website.
*My site received free tickets to the concert, sponsored by One2One Network for review purposes. We did not receive any form of compensation from the company. All opinions are Ely's own and not influenced in anyway. Other people's views and experiences with the product or products might be different from Ely's.