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hmv.com reviews… Luke Sital-Singh @ Bushmills Live
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hmv.com reviews… Luke Sital-Singh @ Bushmills Live

Who?

Luke Sital-Singh, up-and-coming singer-songwriter and a fixture on the BBC’s Sound of 2014 poll.

Where?

The Still Room, Bushmills Distillery @ Bushmills Live

Was it full? And how were the crowd?

It was one of the earlier sets at the festival and some were still arriving, but despite this The Still Room was still pretty full. Sital-Singh’s music doesn’t really lend itself to dancing or moshing, so it was a low-key affair, but intimate and very

So what was the set like? What did he play?

It was just him on the stage alone with a guitar for the most part, running through some heartfelt solo renditions of songs like ‘Greatest Lovers’ and ‘Nothing Stays The Same’. He was joined however joined for a quick duet by Iain Archer, the singer-songwriter / producer and former member of Snow Patrol who also put in a stint with Gary Lightbody and Peter Buck’s supergroup Tired Pony later in the evening.

Any good between song banter?

Quite a bit actually. He’s a very chatty, friendly bloke and seemed pretty chuffed with getting his own blend of whiskey from the hosts, the ‘Sital-Singh Sour’.

Did he put on much of a show?

It was quite an intimate performance so there were no bells and whistles, but it suited the vibe of the venue and his music perfectly. It’s all about that voice, really…

What was the highlight of the set?

His live rendition of ‘21st Century Heartbeat’ was incredible – powerful, raw and packed with emotion, his voice cracking a little over the soaring chorus melody. If this is an indication of his material that remains unreleased, then his debut album is going to be something special. One to look out for…

Where can I catch him next?

He’ll be in London twice next week at Bushstock on June 14th and Festifeel on the 21st, but in between that he’s at Gold Coast Oceanfest in North Devon on June 20th. After that he’s off to perform at Glastonbury.

In the meantime you can grab a copy of 'Greatest' Lovers from our download store

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