Live Review: Lyndsey Craig, The Durty Wurks, James King @ The City Café 28/05/15

Words: The Captain

It’s another one of those shitty “summer” nights in Edinburgh (you know, pouring rain and wind that knocks grannies over) and I’m cosied up in City 2 for Cavalier Youth Promotions’ FIRST EVER GIG (certainly THE best place to be tonight)!

First, the brilliant James King graces the floor; a spiffing mix of acoustic/indie with some jazz thrown in for good measure. He plays some of his own music, along with a few covers. My favourite of which is Budapest by George Ezra. His vocals really come out here, they are soft yet strong. James is certainly someone to look out for.
Check out one of his songs here:
One Last Time

I unfortunately missed The Durty Wurks’ first song because nature called and when you gotta go, you gotta go. But…….these guys ROCK! Think the kind of rock that makes you want to grab the person nearest to you and “swing yer partner round and round”. The vocals and instrumentation are amazing and they play together so well as a band. Their latest single Love is awesome (it also makes me feel like I want to grab a surfboard and catch some waves).
You can find their stuff on Spotify and Bandcamp.

The last act is, the beautiful and amazing Lyndsey Craig. As always, her voice is exquisite and I find that every time I see her, her voice is getting stronger. The band she plays with do her justice. The timing, instrumentation and togetherness of the band are second-to-none. When she plays Blue Jays, the entire crowd sings along and it’s almost like I’m at a sold-out show at a huge venue. All we need are some lighters and a few naked fans.
You can hear her song Dynamite <— here.

Cavalier Youth Promotions are new to the scene, but this is one of the best first shows I’ve ever seen, kudos to them! Like their Facebook page to support them in their new and exciting journey into Edinburgh’s music scene.

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