Friday night saw Carina Round take the stage at London’s, The Lexington for what was a crowd pleasing and impressive performance.
Opening with some ethereal waves and a moon projected onto the background behind her, we could not see her face but simply hear her beautifully controlled voice. She started her set with ‘The Secret of Drowning’ which really set the scene for the rest of the show and created an unearthly yet intimate atmosphere.
The first half of the show was very relaxed with Carina laughing and joking with the crowd and telling us how she was very nervous, which did not show I hasten to add, and heavily featured slower more free styled songs. The show took a different avenue when she played some more upbeat tracks which went down very well with the crowd who ended up all singing along.
The room was very busy and was the perfect display of, quite deservedly, just how much of a fan base Carina has! Many people in the room knew every song, but even if you didn’t it did not detract from the beauty of her voice and music. All of the tracks she played, including an unreleased one from the band that she plays in, were well received by the crowd and I was even stood in front of a couple who were delighted to tell me that Carina had even played in their front room!
All in all the evening was a long one with Carina playing for more than 90 minutes, but every second was thoroughly enjoyed by everyone! I would recommend you check out Carina’s upcoming tour dates and head along if you can, she certainly is the kind of artist you need to see live to fully appreciate. Her tour dates are below along with her social media links so you can keep up to date with what she is up to.
August 9th- The Louisiana, Bristol www.thelouisiana.net
August 10th- The Craufurd Arms, Milton Keynes www.thecraufurdarms.com
August 11th- Green Door Store, Brighton www.thegreendoorstore.co.uk