Out to a Concert : Lou Doillon with Andy Shauf at The Drake Hotel
I’ve mentioned before that my friend Meghan and I, upon meeting six years ago at a place we both then worked, first bonded over our shared love of concerts in smaller venues — we both have a passion and a large dose of admiration for artists who perform their own original creations.
Meghan got tickets for this show and I tried right after she did and the show was already sold out. I messaged her to say I’d missed out, and being the pal that she is, she offered me her second ticket.
We met up on Wednesday evening, for a bowl of soup at Ravi Soups, before the show.
It was during the coldest time we’ve had so far this winter, so the hot soup made for a welcome dinner. I went with their Mushroom and Wild Rice one, which was delicious. Loved the cheese biscuit with red pepper jelly, that comes with every bowl.
The show was held just a few doors over, in the concert venue within The Drake Hotel. On the bill were Lou Doillon, with opener Andy Shauf.
I’d not heard the Canadian singer/song-writer Andy Shauf before, but Meghan is a solid fan, stating that her favourite album of last year was his, “The Bearer of Bad News”.
He was mesmerizing, telling such good stories with his songs. The crowded room hushed completely to listen to what he had to say. Now, I too am a big fan.
Andy is setting off on a tour of Europe this spring, with many stops (see the list here).
After a quick changing of cables and the opening of the back curtains on the stage, Lou Doillon and her band of four came out.
She is a French/British musician, model and actress and this show was in support of her recently released new album called “Lay Low”.
Her happy attitude, charm and charisma were infectious, and her music was so excellent. We loved it, as did everyone, it seemed, in the crowded room.
It was a great show and I’m thankful to Meghan for sharing it with me.
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