Still in a Valentine’s Day mood, Pappzd headed down to Love Lounge at Brixton’s Plan B, for a night of comedy, live music and spoken word poetry.
The room was packed with hordes of women, many of them single and attractive, hoping to end the Valentine’s weekend on a good note. Resident host, Mo the Comedian, had the audience in stitches, and set the mood for Love Lounge, which last took place in September 2013.
Newcomer Ella Chi was first to the stage, performing three songs, including Something Like Blinding. She created a mellow vibe, that was almost tranquilizing and a perfect way to open the show.
Ella was followed by LionHeart, who performed a ‘non-sexy’ poem, ( his words not mine.) Though judging by the noises coming from an aroused sounding audience, I reckon they disagreed with his description.
The north-west London creative asked for quiet, as he recited an emotional poem about a friend dying from Lupus, before lifting the audience’s mood with a light-hearted piece, which came with a warning for weave wearers.
Guvna B reminded us that he’s not a Christian rapper, just a Christian who happens to rap, performing some of his latest tracks as well as an acapella of his Behind Barz Freestyle.
Closing the show was Labrinth’s sister Shezar who, if you’ve never heard before, you might want to start Googling like now.
With vocals powerful enough to make you quit you job and become a full time groupie, Love Lounge clearly saved the best till last. And a jazz/ska cover of Oasis’ Wonderwall, allowed the east London singer to show off that electric, soulful voice, we can’t get out of our heads.
The night ended with an after party, and all those people who don’t work a 9-5, or just don’t care about sleep, danced the night away to music provided by DJ Larizzle and Naija Boi ODG.
For the first event of the year, February’s Love Lounge has set high standards we hope the next one will be able to live up to.
And if the subsequent shows manage to pull a crowd as big as February’s, the organisers might need to start looking at bigger venues…