After 42 shows in 50 weeks, heres my top 5:
#1 - Bobby McFerrin @ Royal Festival Hall
for his playfulness, outstanding performance, and inspirational interaction with the audience.
#2 - Max Richter @ Union Chapel
for his beautiful melancholic music, and perfectionin performance.
#3 - Alex Lloyd @ The Troubadour
for the heartfelt simplicity of his songwriting and performance.
#4 - Andrew Bird @ Union Chapel
for playfully weaving beautiful melodies with little else but himself.
#5 - Fever Ray @ The Forum
for their eye poppingly slick production and dark ambience.
In particular, Bobby and Andrew and a particular Buckley-ish flavour to their shows, with their energy on stage, and musical playfulness. A special mention goes out to Noah and the Whale @ Crisis Hidden Gig, Tori Amos @ The Savoy, Bob Brozman @ The Half Moon, and Massive Attack @ Brixton Academy.