George Ezra played his first headline NYC show last night to a sold out crowd at Webster Hall. It was the last show of his U.S. tour – he’s been on the road 55 days! Ezra’s music is a mix of folk and blues with deep baritone vocals that capture a crowd’s attention. He’s enthusiastic, funny, totally charming and we’re sure we’ll see much more of him.
He played several songs from his debut album Wanted On Voyage as well as covering perhaps his greatest inspiration Bob Dylan. This album came out in the US in January of this year but has been out in the UK for much longer so it’s no wonder the audience knew every word. Obvious standouts were “Barcelona,” “Budapest,” “Blame It On Me,” and “Cassy’O.” Ezra recently performed at Burberry’s London in Los Angeles launch as well. We have to say we’re enjoying the current British invasion. Great tunes and gorgeous fashion. That’s just up our street.
The Ruen Brothers from opened for George Ezra during this tour. If you’re missing Alex Turner’s rockabilly attitude, these guys will hold you over for a bit.