Live Review: Daley & Jacob Banks (Koko, London)
The Wrap Up recently went down to see singer and songwriter Daley’s sold out show and supporting act Jacob Banks at Koko in Camden. Each of the floors in the venue were crowded and it was clear to see that everyone was excited to see Jacob Banks and Daley, just like I was…
Jacob Banks was dressed all in black as he began the show with an acoustic set, which was very soulful; his vocals took over the whole room as everyone went silent. His surroundings helped to create the mood, with blue lights shining on him during his performance, themed by the blues. Banks performed a couple songs of his own, as well as performing Michael Jackson’s ‘Billie Jean’.
He also performed his latest single 'Kids On The Corner' with a husky tone and a guitar, and the audience were buzzing and cheering him on. As this was his time to show the audience what they can expect from his new EP 'The Monologue’, he definitely did a good job of it.
After Jacob got the crowd in a great mood, we were ready for Daley to come on stage. When he appeared on stage, he was also dressed in black. The crowd began to go wild as Daley began to sing 'Those Who Wait'.
As Daley would hit the high note in his songs, the crowd would begin to scream; his energy had everyone excited. Daley went on to sing 'Game Over', 'Doncamatic (All Played Out)' and he even brought a surprise for the audience - Wretch 32! They performed their single 'Long Way Home’.
Daley also performed a series of covers, from songs such as Frank Ocean's 'Thinking Bout You', Destiny's Child 'Dangerously in Love', 'Climax' and 'Nice and Slow' by Usher as well as Floetry's 'Say Yes'.
He then left the stage after thanking the audience, but came back to perform his new single 'Remember Me', which originally features Jessie J, sadly Jessie J was unable to perform alongside him.
After witnessing two very talented UK artists taking over the stage, all I wanted to do was listen to Jacob Banks and Daley's music on repeat. I am sure everyone else who attended the show felt the same way, as walking out the venue, the reviews from were nothing but positive.
Words: Krishma Kudhail