George Ezra Brixton review – blissful hipshaking raconteur

A whistle-blowing carnival of flashing lights and trumpet solos lights up the O2 Academy Brixton for “Blame It On Me”, performed an hour into George Ezra’s London show.

Touring his second No 1 album, Staying At Tamara’s, it’s the climax of a brilliantly enjoyable evening, proving that easy listening isn’t necessarily just background noise. In fact, the hip-shaking raconteur with an unwavering grin is here to prove the exact opposite.

Ezra chats comfortably with the audience between almost every song, visibly so content to reunite with his fans singing every lyric, old and new, back to him instantly. Staying at Tamara’s is “about escaping and dreaming and getting away from everything around you”, he says as he greets the room. “Hopefully you can get down with a bit of that.”

Full review on the Independent

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