Easy Life @ O2 Institute , 4th April 2019

As part of their sold-out UK tour, Easy Life found themselves playing a packed O2 Institute 2 on Thursday evening. 

Opening the show was ex BBC Introducing host Jacky P who DJ’d, both as the crowd filed in as well as acting as DJ for support act Che Lingo. 

Hailing from South West London, rapper/MC Che Lingo was a fantastic choice of support act both for showcasing his talent as well as getting the crowd eager and warmed up for the evening’s headliners. Playing a very well-tailored and engineered set, Che came across with warmth and consciousness that will certainly have gained him some fans that will welcome him on his return to the city. 

For Easy Life, things have certainly been going well as of late. From a performance on Jools Holland, sold out tours and another huge tour already on sale, the band have been going from strength to strength.  Touring in support of recently released ‘Spaceships Mixtape’, the Leicester group curated a setlist that was full of crowd-pleasing tracks that felt like a greatest hit set without the group having even been in the public eye for very long. 

Tracks such as ‘Pockets’, ‘Nightmares’ and ‘Sunday’ provided the type of singalongs usually reserved for summer festivals, which is certainly where the group will thrive. Each being multi instrumentalists, the group changed from guitar, keys, saxophone and trumpet as the evening progressed, highlighting the talent of each member. And who doesn’t love a trumpet? 

The fact that two fans in the front row were pulled on stage after having Easy Life tattoos showed the following and adoration that the group have already garnered, and I don’t expect that this is going to slow down any time soon.   Arguably the perfect artistic projection of modern youth, the group are a serious and artistic force that produce sun drenched and feel good music. And watching the band you really do think, isn’t this an easy life. 

Reviewer:  Dan Earl

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