Tuesday 5th February saw three incredible acts take to the stage of Hoxton’s Zigfrid von Underbelly. Devon Mayson, Emily Faye and Elliott Joseph performed tracks from their current releases as well as brand new ones.

DEVON MAYSON

Devon Mayson took to the stage first, armed with an acoustic guitar, violin and a notable drunk ebay purchase in the form of a harp. Backed by another guitarist and violinist, the trio warmed to the audience instantly.

Mayson’s simply outstanding voice was the highlight of the set though, particularly shining on their cover of ‘Zombie’ by The Cranberries. All in all, a fantastic way to start off a night of great music.

Find out more about Devon Mayson here.

EMILY FAYE

Up next, rising country-pop artist Emily Faye with her band. We have seen Emily perform a number of times but this was without a doubt her best performance yet.

Setting off with a glorious introduction that lead its way into her upbeat country track ‘Open Road’, Faye and her band set the tone perfectly for the next 30 minutes. The extra instruments bring this song to life just like the recording: harmonies, a classic bass line and the country twang from a lead guitar melody – the finest way to open a set.

Other highlights included ‘Giving In’ (as played by Bob Harris on BBC Radio 2) as well as some brand new songs that will be released later this year. Emily Faye is definitely mixing things up with her writing and we can’t wait to hear the fully produced recordings.

Finishing up her set, Faye and her band performed ‘Grow’ and as always, it was an audience favourite. Providing an upbeat, cheery atmosphere throughout her set, Emily Faye is definitely one of those artists with a feelgood factor and we’re huge fans of what she does.

Find out more about Emily Faye here.

ELLIOTT JOSEPH

The final act of the night was Elliott Joseph with his full band. From classy guitar solos to plenty of audience participation, Joseph’s own brand of edgy folk-rock was a triumphant way to end the night.

Opening with one of our favourite tracks of last summer, Joseph and his band brought plenty of warmth to the East London venue with ‘A Song for the Summer’. Thundering through new songs, tracks from his current EP and heartfelt moments, it was clear that this was a night of importance and honesty.

Joseph finished with the title track from his EP ‘Wild Atlantic Heart’. Known for his storytelling songwriting style, he explained the inspiration for this one before performing an extended version to bring the night to a close. Overall, it’s clear that Elliott Joseph is a real show man with an immense talent for songwriting and performing.

Find out more about Elliott Joseph here.