A fan of amateur acoustics, performing arts and coffee?
Uptown Vibes is a music/business student collaboration that brought these three factors together at the Café Society yesterday evening, aiming to showcase students talents in a relaxed atmosphere.
After finding the café on Byram Street, I sat among a crowd transfixed in quiet awe at Jack Manning’s acoustic set, performing in his exceptionally easeful manner whilst confidently asserting his vocals.
His original song ‘Awe’ was arguably his best performance, but he was warmly applauded throughout.
Dan Walters, next to play, effectively allowed his low notes to prolong atmospherically, and projected his passionate vocals with unprecedented glory.
Performing in commanding comfort his adaptation of Jeff Buckley’s “Lover, You Should Have Come Over” was magnificent.
The audiences appreciative ambiance towards the performers was incredibly respectful.
After a small break Rob Atkinson joined him to play a bout of covers, including ‘Steady As She Goes’ and ‘Seven Nation Army’.
Their comparatively contrasting styles sadly meant however that they could only truly show their worth when taking the lead.
The Barbershop Quartet was a nice change in direction.
They led a smile on everyone’s attentive faces by complimenting each other extremely well in great harmony, performing their repertoire of covers.