Yazmin Lacey and her extraordinary band took the stage by storm, igniting a sonic firestorm that left us in absolute awe.
Hailing from Nottingham, Yazmin Lacey delivered an unforgettable gig at the City Recital Hall that will undoubtedly be etched in our memories. Against the backdrop of this stunning venue, Lacey’s soulful and captivating music took center stage, enveloping the audience in an immersive experience like no other.
The tight-knit soul-jazz trio accompanying Lacey proved to be the perfect sonic companions to her impeccable raspy voice. However, it was the breathtaking chemistry between Lacey’s drummer and bassist that truly mesmerised. Engaging in an extraordinary “call and response” duelling solo, their musical dialogue created an electrifying atmosphere that reverberated through the crowd.
The combination of Lacey’s raw talent and her band’s incredible musicianship produced a sonic landscape that defied expectations. It was a sonic firestorm that engulfed us, leaving us in a state of pure astonishment. Yasmin Lacey is an artist who knows how to command the stage and leave a lasting impact on her audience.
Additionally, Lacey’s keyboard player was nothing short of extraordinary, adding another layer of brilliance to the performance. It felt like watching a mesmerising conversation unfold before our eyes.
Throughout the gig, Lacey showcased her versatility and talent, delivering unforgettable moments. A standout was her vocal and piano-only rendition of “Pieces” from her new album. The performance began with a captivating piano solo that showcased the pianist’s virtuosity, prompting the crowd to cheer in delight.
Lacey’s vocals then intertwined with the grandeur of the City Recital Hall’s red curtain backdrop, creating a truly breathtaking experience. Another highlight was the closing track, “Late Night People,” which had the entire band in full swing, leaving the audience energised and wanting more. It’s a definite banger of a track that left a lasting impression.
The opening acts, Ijale and Nate Slade, set the stage perfectly for Lacey’s performance. Ijale, a true vibe master, captivated the audience with his unique sound. Nate Slade, a Sydney-based jazz/soul vocalist, showcased his impeccable voice, leaving the crowd in awe.
For those who missed the gig, fear not! Yasmin Lacey is set to perform in Melbourne on Friday night at Max Watts. Don’t miss the opportunity to witness her incredible talent live.
Shoutout to Yazmin’s debut album “Voice Notes,” released on June 7, 2023, is a testament to her chameleonic sound and raw, honest approach to music. With this album, Lacey effortlessly captures the beauty of imperfection, transforming intimate experiences into something deeply personal and universally relatable. Her ability to convey emotions through her soulful vocals and the fusion of soul, reggae, and electronica is truly remarkable.
“Voice Notes” follows in the footsteps of Lacey’s previous projects, captivating listeners with powerful vignettes and graceful grooves. The album tackles a range of themes, from generational changes to unrequited love, all while maintaining an unfiltered and authentic approach. It is this honesty that has garnered the attention of tastemakers like Gilles Peterson and earned Lacey millions of views on platforms like COLORSxSTUDIOS.
Yazmin Lacey is an artist to watch, and “Voice Notes” is a must-listen for anyone seeking a musical experience that is both thought-provoking and sonically captivating. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to delve into the world of this talented musician.