I have to start this review by being straight and letting you, the reader, know that prior to today, I had never heard of London Grammar. That is probably because by the time they became sort of popular, I had already left the UK a few year back.
The choice of venue, was very appropriate. The Danforth Music Hall, I believe is probably the perfect environment to experience the dark, eerie moody songs that demand some sort of reverential silence of the audience. How do I know this? I watched some videos in You Tube before going to the concert.
Alongside her bandmates, Dan Rothman (guitar) and Dominic Major (keyboard) Hannah Reid started the concert with “Hey Now”. Reid stood still, in the dark. God it was dark. I’m a photographer first and foremost and you are only allowed to shoot the first three songs of the concert. This time from the Front of the House i.e. the back of the venue. And I need light!! Loads of it!! But I digress. She stood there and she sang. And I took photos. The crowd was silent and much to my surprise not too many cell phones showed up.
Their set list had all the songs fans expected to hear (12 for the main set and 2 encores). Six songs from their 2013 album “If you Wait”. Eight songs from their 2017 album “Truth is a beautiful Thing”
Overall it was an enjoyable evening. I believe, by the comments being made, that those that attended the event were very happy. Me? Well, while I did enjoy myself, it wasn’t enough to get me going. https://www.londongrammar.com/