When I saw that Fanfarlo were playing at the Union Chapel, I made sure we got tickets.
I really like their music… and I’ve always wanted to see a gig at the Union Chapel.
What a cool venue. Very good acoustic, as you can imagine.
After a shy start, Fanfarlo slowly got the gig under control.
One of Fanfarlo’s strengths is how their sound remains unique, partly due to the different sounds and texture they use (a combination of traditional rock instruments and trumpet and violin). The lyrics are strong and the melodies very catchy.
They played most of my favourite songs and they had a few treats for us too – songs from their next album, which they are recording at the moment.
And just because I think this is really funny… I’m going to take this gig and put it towards my Scandinavian life: “Fanfarlo are a London-based indie/alternative band formed in 2006 by Swedish musician Simon Balthazar, and Giles J Davis (who subsequently left before the release of the first single). They fuse elements of folk, indie rock and post-punk using eclectic instrumentation including trumpet, violin, mandolin, musical saw and clarinet.” (Source: Wikipedia)
I have selected some of my favourite songs for you below (sorry, I was unable to find a better version of Lenslife).