27 April 2017 (gig)
04 May 2017
Last week ‘This feeling TV’ was launched at the Nambucca; sponsored by Red Stripe the show, due to be broadcast online, is a mixture of live music and sofa-based banter hosted by Radio X’s Gordon Smart.
Amongst the first instalment of guests were former Libertine Carl Barât and ‘Line of Duty’ actor Martin Compston, with performances by DMA’s, the Slaves, Tom Grennan [pictured], in front of an audience that included Oasis frontman Liam Gallagher.
Founder Mickey Johns promised the night to be, “…a night of musical mayhem”, and when your Thursday evening is a cocktail of cold Red Stripe and live music of the quality that was served in the environment that is the Nambucca; not complete mayhem but not bad for a school night!
The Slaves closed the after party with a wave of Isaac Holman bare-chested energy, Holman and Laurie Vincent ripped through a micro set to the delight of the stripe-hyped mosh pit which Compston crowd surfed; the role of rock and roll legend awaits him.
The Feeling TV’s remit to showcase new talent couldn’t have been better achieved with the appearance of Tom Grennan; the 21-year old is the personification of talent; with Chase and Status and Kojey Radical collaborations to his credit, the London-based Bedfordian is making all the right noises in the studio; the sounds he’s making on stage aren’t too shabby either!
Grennan’s acoustic set was just what the doctor ordered, a soulful, lived-in, voice belying his youth, he balances originality with a sense of familiarity, combines an air of romance with a sense urban grit.
The Feeling TV is worthy viewing for the live performances and if Mickey Johns can capture some of the Nambucca atmosphere in the final broadcast he’s got a successful format.