- Blame It On Me
- Benjamin Twine
- Listen To The Man
- Over The Creek
- Leave It Up To You
- Get Lonely With Me
- Angry Hill
- Did You Hear The Rain?
- Blind Man in Amsterdam
Almost one year after coming to Cornwall with one man and his van and supporting Brothers and Bones at Bunters in Truro to an unsuspecting crowd, George Ezra was back doing what he does best, but this time headlining his own tour rather than supporting anybody else's.
Ezra's rise in popularity has been incredibly quick, and a sell-out crowd gathered at The Acorn, in Penzance, to hear his unique voice belt out the tunes that we have quickly come to know and love.
Favourites, such as 'Benjamin Twine', 'Budapest' and, his new single, 'Cassy'O', stood out, as did 'Did you hear the Rain?', which was a particular favourite.
It still seems astonishing that a voice of such quality can come from such a young, diminutive man, but come it does. The rich, raw vocals powered through, with Ezra's guitar being the only other instrument needed to compliment it. Ezra is due to start a new tour immediately after this one, with a full support band, but I for one was pleased to see him at his best; standing alone, relying solely on his voice to win the crowd over.
Great things are bound to come in the future, so it will be great to see him again at Boardmasters in the summer, with the sun beating down and a cider in the hand. Perfect.
The local support for Ezra came in the form of Gareth Lee and Annie Baylis Gray, a folky two-some from Cornwall, with Gareth singing lead and playing the guitar and Annie mastering the violin and backing vocals. The songs were an enjoyable listen with the harmonies being particularly strong. In fact, in the future it would be nice to hear a bit more from Baylis-Gray, as her sweet, fruitful voice was perhaps not heard enough, mainly coming through as backing for Lee during the chorus. CiC looks forward to seeing more from this tuneful local act in the future.
Review by Mark Pollard for Concerts in Cornwall