Bruno Major at Soho House
If you haven’t already heard of the exceptional talent that is Bruno Major, we can guarantee you will be hearing from him soon. The old-school soulful singer has already supported the likes of London Grammar (of which his brother Dot is a third of), Sam Smith and Lissie, and performed as a session musician alongside Erykah Badu and Lalah Hathaway. Currently working on his full-length album with producer Ethan Johns (Paul McCartney, Kings Of Leon), the mastered jazz guitarist recently announced free UK tour dates – definitely not to be refused.
The atmosphere in Soho House felt as though the crowd all sensed that this would be a gig to remember. Some commented that this would be one of the last chances to catch Major in such intimate surroundings before he really took off.
Sat at his keyboard, a suited Major played Home and sang “take me home, and don’t spare the horses…” – his range and soothing, angelic tone somewhat reminiscent of Jeff Buckley. Hearing such a soulful, moving voice, it is bizarre to think that Major doesn’t consider himself a singer first and foremost and “scarcely ever sang” until his move to London three years ago. His musical talent was evident throughout the performance, playing both the keyboard and guitar with ease, but Major’s emotive vocals were what really touched the crowd. Major’s folk-tinged cover of Frank Ocean’s Bad Religion had us in awe – his harmonic voice sending chills down our spines.
Bruno Major is one of the best up-and-coming artists of our time; you are urged to go and see him up close and personal before it’s too late!
For further information and future events visit Bruno Major’s website here.
Watch the video for Bad Religion here: