Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Live Review - Graffiti6 @ Rockwood Music Hall

During the holiday season for everyone, not just in New York City, it is hard to find time in your day to be inspired and find something that will excite you. The hustle and bustle does not allow for it and maneuvering around the tourists in this town, well, it is enough to make anyone lose their minds. Yet, for a half hour tonight, a packed room at the intimate Rockwood Music Hall in the Bowery, saw people take time out of their busy and hectic schedules to get inspired and find what could be one of the most talked about new artists of next year - England's Graffiti6.

The band, which is a collaboration between British producer and DJ TommyD and singer Jamie Scott have grown from their beginnings in 2008 as something new to try into a full band. Bringing just the trio of the full Graffiti6 experience to the US for a small tour, the band wowed a crowd of onlookers in less than an hour - and that, is an accomplishment all in its own. Graffiti6's style is a cross between Simon and Garfunkel mixed with a much more romantic sound of Mumford and Sons with an Irish folk flair thrown in. "Our songs are about the aftermath of a break-up and heartbreak," Scott told the crowd as he was addressing the band's moody lyrics, but while their lyrical content maybe a bit dark and down, it is something we can all relate to. Heartbreak is, after all, part of our human condition, without it we would not feel anything and with a band like Graffiti6, we are certainly feeling something and welcoming that feeling whole heartedly.

The bands debut, Colours on January 24. This is a band to get on now and brag to your friends you heard them first.

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