Sunday, October 25, 2009

Foreign Exchange Live At The CMJ Music Marathon In NYC Show Recap

Fan shot video below.

via Potholes In My Blog

As long as The Foreign Exchange is performing, no one can ever even think about showmanship being dead. The eight-piece band that took the stage of B.B. King’s Blues Club & Grille on Oct. 23 moved the crowd in a way that few acts are capable. And it all started at 1 a.m. As such, you would think a show starting that late would lend itself to a somewhat less-than-energetic audience. But that was simply not the case – I mean, this is New York City we’re talking about.

The show began with four of the band members walking out to the roar of the crowd. First, we saw the infinitely-talented Zo! sit behind his keyboard while Omar Hunter grabbed his bass and Chris Bynum sat behind his drumkit. Then, producer-mastermind Nicolay walked out to his setup of keyboards and a laptop. The quartet started up that distinct musical intro that kicks off both Foreign Exchange albums, Connected and Leave It All Behind. But the track they would begin playing was actually off Nicolay’s latest, City Lights Vol. 2: Shibuya. And, on cue, out came songstress Carlitta Durand to sing the album’s gorgeous opener, “Lose Your Way”.

Read more of the review here:
Potholes In My Blog

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