As a singer, songwriter, record producer, videographer and multi instrumentalist (previously utilising this to single handedly compose an entire album), JMSN is clearly full of talent. Rooted in 90’s R&B with soul influences, JMSN’s smooth vocals and admirable range has been met with well deserved acclaim.
Performing at the renowned Jazz Cafe, the gig was set to start at 7pm. However, the stage remained empty until around 8.30pm when JMSN’s support artist arrived on stage.
After waiting this long, understandably fans weren’t as welcoming of Alexia Demie as they could have been. Which is a shame as the newcomer showcased some amazing tracks which blended classical latin music with neo-soul. Although, many of these tracks included dance breaks which was a nice addition as she effortlessly danced around the stage. However, at one point it seemed like she was dancing more than singing and with anticipation growing as the crowd ultimately was waiting for JMSN, they began to grow restless. But, with her look and soulful sound, Alexia is sure to blow up very soon, so should definitely be checked out.
As she ended the set the fans were clearly itching for JMSN’s appearance but it was at least another half hour until the singer arrived on stage. However, as JMSN spoke to the crowd with his cynical humour, the audience instantaneously warmed to him and with positive vibes all round you could tell it was going to be a good night. JMSN sounds just as good live as he does on record, his vocals are a masterful blend of neo-soul, Jazz and R&B.
Throughout the set, JMSN performed tracks from his latest album ‘It is’ which is filled with bluesy electric guitar riffs and orchestral infusions, layered with R&B confessional style lyrics. The set was filled with lots of live jamming, dancing and interaction with fellow band members which brought huge energy to the Jazz Cafe. Concluding with the song where it all started: ‘Bout it’ was a great end to night.
It seems the phrase “Good things come to those who waits” appears to be made for this gig. As although waiting longer than usual, this set was unlike any other.