Liberty Cinema opened their doors to live acts for a while now. Somehow I haven’t been able to time it right or have always been stuck to go watch a performance there. Finally last evening thanks to the twitter contest held by Brown Paper Bag I managed to win a couple pass for The Staves and Fink’s performance who have flew in mainly for the NH7 weekender‘s Bangalore edition.
The venue has one of the best acoustics for gigs, and should be a regular venue for such events, the only drawback is the seating, you might not want to sit through most of the performances.
The Staves : are an acoustic folk rock trio of sisters from Watford, England. They began performing at open-mic nights at their local, the Horns, as The Staveley-Taylors, marking their surnames up on the pub’s blackboard. One night, running late, a friend chalked them up as The Staves. It stuck.
They were the opening act for the night and had a beautiful set of about eight songs, although I feel they should have had a longer set. Most from the crowd heard them for the first time and instantly fell in love with them, and screamt for an encore after their last song.
The three sisters are Emily Staveley-Taylor (vocals), Jessica Staveley-Taylor (vocals, guitar) and Camilla Staveley-Taylor (vocals, ukulele). They sang most of the songs from their debut album : “Dead & Born & Grown” and is definitely a must listen.
Fink : aka Fin Greenall, is an English singer, songwriter, guitarist, producer and DJ, , and recently featured on the first episode of The Dewarists’ second season. The name Fink has also referred to the recording and touring trio fronted by Greenall himself, completed by Guy Whittaker (bass) and Tim Thornton (drums).
Their performance last night was nothing less than a visual treat in a grand setting. With projection on Liberty’s screen the whole experience of listening to the band was enhanced manifolds. The set just kept on building up gathering momentum with crowd’s applause getting louder at the end of each song. Tim is an amazing artist and a definite asset to the band as he provides supporting vocals and also plays the guitar in many of the songs.