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Yael Naim - The Pigalle Club, 10 September, 2008

September 16th, 2008

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Having experienced Yael by myself in May, and really enjoyed it, I thought I’d catch her again in the smaller venue of The Pigalle Club, which is a cabaret or burlesque club venue, much different to her last outting at the larger Scala.

I was really looking forward to seeing her again, and introducing my gf to her music. Her voice was still as good as I had recalled, and the intimate venue suited her music.

Her setlist was only slightly different to the Scala performance, but thats to be expected, since she’s still on the same tour. Admittedly, her energy levels were also slightly less than her Scala gig, but it was still quite a convincing performance considering shes on the tail end of a fairly large world tour.

Here are a few tracks from the night - (a few duplicates of the Scala gig, for your comparison!)

Yael Naim - Lonely.mp3
Yael Naim - Yashanti.mp3
Yael Naim - Why Do We Fall In Love.mp3

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Yael Naim - Scala, 28 May, 2008

May 30th, 2008

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I Went to this concert on a whim, and extremely glad I did… Yael has a joyful, playfullness to her music reminiscent of (dare I say it) Jeff Buckley on stage…

She played for 1 and a half hours, and her b-side material made me wonder how it didnt end up on the album - alot of it was extremely good. She also had the audience eating out of her hand - 300 people, and you could hear a pin drop from the silent reverence during ‘Lonely’. She even had audience sing parts of 2-3 of the songs, while she sang over the top. By the end of the night there was surely a venue full of Yael converts… while her album is great, it doesnt do her justice when compared to her live performance.

She has an amazing voice, and plays piano, guitar, & ukalele, and her band (including her writing partner David Donatien) work well together. They have a laid back groove which really works with their tracks. This was a very impressive performance for an new artistwith only a debut album under her belt - I’m looking forward to see what the future has in store for her!

this concert easily got into my top 5 shows of the year… so if your unsure - do yourself a favor - go and see her…

Heres some of the tracks (including most of the b-sides) from the night:
Yael Naim-Far Far.mp3
Yael Naim-Lonely.mp3
Yael Naim-unknown1.mp3
Yael Naim-unknown2.mp3
Yael Naim-Why Do We Fall In Love.mp3
Yael Naim-Land From Another Ocean.mp3
Yael Naim-The Game Is Over For Mon Coeur.mp3

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