Jamie Isaac delivers magic in biggest London headline show to date at Village Underground
Written by Karan Teli
When speaking to Jamie Isaac back in May, he told me of his excitement of performing his biggest London headline show to date. “Village Underground is a huge milestone in anyone’s career, let alone somebody from London.”
On June 12th, his milestone finally arrived. Supported by Denzel Himself, who used his 30 minutes set to energise the crowd and bring life into the building, while he shared the stage with collaborator KEYAH/BLU. Denzel Himself’s music and performance style is completely different from that of Jamie Isaac’s, which worked out beautifully. It gave the crowd the best of both worlds.
Speaking to Jamie just before he had to take the stage, there were no nerves. He was ready for this moment and ready to put on a show for the sold out Village Underground crowd.
Right on time, supported by his band, Jamie Isaac took the stage. As he performed, all that could be heard from the crowds were cheers, singalongs and shouts of “he’s so beautiful” – the latter being more frequent than you might think!
The deeper into his set Jamie went, and through crowd favourites like ‘Maybe’, ‘Wings’ and my personal favourite ‘Doing Better, the more you realised that the difference between his live singing voice and the vocals on (4:30) Idler are minimal; a true testament to the talent Jamie Isaac is carrying inside those lungs.
The backdrop behind Jamie as he performed, with an array of visuals and changing colours made the whole show an experience for fans, rather than just another concert.
Closing with his latest albums title track, Jamie Isaac left the stage to uproar and chants of his name. With the stages eventually getting bigger, the visuals getting greater and the crowds getting larger, to witness Jamie Isaac in such an intimate venue was a great and memorable experience.