Roddy Frame at Rough Trade East
The musical paradise known as Rough Trade East hosted a short but pleasant evening of solo music courtesy of Aztec Camera’s Roddy Frame last night, bringing joy to the ears and souls of all the old-timer fans grinding out to make it to the end of the week.
Frame is an immensely talented songwriter and musician, who brought a variety of genres to the table with his unique sound. His style is a mix of 80s new wave with rockabilly pop, folk, and even jazz. Alongside him was a full band featuring a keyboardist and lead guitar. Frame predominately played the acoustic guitar, which he absolutely abused – his slave throughout the night.
Fans of his solo work and Aztec Camera waited outside patiently in the drizzling rain for Frame to finish his sound check as the show was delayed for a half an hour. It was a painful wait for those who had already been in to buy his new solo record Seven Dials, but once Frame got on stage it was easily forgotten. He rocked out to a gig that felt much bigger and more fun than it was supposed to be.
Hipsters, old school fans and customers all watched in awe as he owned the stage and cheered him on throughout his set. Frame put folks in good spirits for the weekend, and there’s not much more you can ask for than that.
For further information and future events visit Roddy Frame’s website here.
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