Had a wonderful chilled evening last night seeing Sivu at the Oxford date of his Feb/March tour, with support from local musician Cameron A G, (whose set was a pleasant surprise, a sort of indie Jake Bugg). Performing with guitar and keys player Lucy, Sivu’s stripped back set included a range of tracks from his debut record, Something On High, as well as a couple of non-album tracks, including my favourite, Cold Hands (video I took). I realise I post about this guy a lot, but his album really is one of my favourites of all time, and his live set is something to behold, always hitting the mark in the various situations I’ve seen him play (support slots at small and massive venues, and a headline London show). More than that, he’s also an incredibly humble musician, and I can’t recommend enough that you take a listen to his record or go and see him at a show!
Sivu contines touring until the end of the month with dates in Nottingham, Coventry, Manchester, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Gateshead, Bournemouth, Ramsgate and Brighton, and what promises to be a superb London show on the 24th March. Tickets and info for all the shows here.