Sivert Høyem performs a one-man show at Bush Hall
Sivert Høyem, once lead vocalist for the band Madrugada, has recently embarked on a solo tour to promote his most recent album Long Slow Distance, released in 2011.
Bush Hall is the perfect setting, intimate yet theatrical just like the performance delivered by the Norwegian artist.
Filled with long time fans of Høyem, the concert was all but predictable. The intensity of the music captured the public for an hour and a half, interchanging an electric and an acoustic guitar and switching between tunes by his first group to others by his second project with The Volunteers and, obviously, his own productions.
The artist was, in his own words, especially glad to finally be able to play songs he hadn’t for a while and it is those, the “old but gold” ones, which inflamed the audience more; eagerly requesting not one but two encores from Høyem when the concert appeared to be over.
The scenery, despite being quite simple was remarkable nonetheless as behind the musician there was a sort of foil-like curtain which was illuminated by either blue or red lights, the latter particularly adding to the magical vibe as it made the set look like the stage of a magician.
His voice, reminiscent of Nick Cave, his versatility as a multi-instrumentalist as shown when playing the harmonica, and his ability to build a close relationship with the audience, which he praised several times, definitely make Sivert Høyem an interesting artist to be discovered.
For further information and future gigs visit Sivert Høyem’s website here.
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