Ana Popovic is an impressive guitarist who can hold an audience rapt in wonder over her dexterous fretwork, or have them dancing wildly to the rhythms created by her sonic soundscapes, few blues artists can put on a show quite like her. If you are a fan of the blues, then it does not get much better than this!
The six piece band added so much warm and depth to the sound, the songs were given life above and beyond what we’ve heard on the studio tracks
They are a formidable live unit and absolutely mesmerising to watch – I don’t remember even glancing away from the stage.
Copious amounts of beer consumed help the vocal performance of the crowd and ‘Heavy Heart’ is given a unique backing vocal that (cough) works very well!
Electric Mary’s gig that night definitely brought back something that reminded of the 70s. Musicians enjoying their music, emerging in their instruments during long solos and being laid back with the crowd, resulting in a mutual enjoyment of their music.
The Borderline is regarded as a Soho musical institution. The basement venue, originally opened in 1976 in another guise has offered a stage for acts from Britpop to grunge and alt.folk and all points in between but is best known for its focus on alternative rock plus traditional rock and metal acts. It’s small with a capacity of around 275 and it is this limit that allows the crowds to get up close and personal with any band playing here.