Thursday I witnessed two emerging musicians rise to the responsibility of putting on a great energetic show in Los Angeles as Cobi and then Boy & Bear played fun, engaging sets that were easy to sing and/or dance along to. Read my review below!
I came in for Cobi‘s last few songs but the one I remembered that reminded of me the time I saw Hozier live was “Don’t You Cry For Me”. The former lead singer of infectious pop/rock band Gentlemen Hall, he brought so much gusto and flair that it was hard to take your eyes off him. He’s ready to be a star and there’s many good reasons he’s signed to 300 Entertainment. Cobi has major potential and I highly recommend you keep an eye on him if you are a fan of either Hozier, Leon Bridges or Jamie N Commons. Here’s “Don’t You Cry For Me”, watch the video and beat the mainstream radio stations to discovering this gem!
Next came my favorite Australian folk rock band, Boy & Bear. I have been trying to see this band for 2-3 years ever since I discovered the song “Southern Sun”. After falling in love with that song, I bought Harlequin Dream on vinyl and listen to it often. After seeing Boy & Bear on Thursday night, I bought their latest album Limit of Love which is even better and more mesmerizing. Boy & Bear’s set was awesome, 5 stars out of 5 as they played many of the songs I fell in love with on their last two albums plus some older songs their hardcore fans knew. Their set was so much and my favorite part was when all the band members joined in song on the hooks and choruses of Boy & Bear’s songs. Listen to “Walk The Wire” and “Southern Sun” below.