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ITZ Live: Espa @ Hoxton Square Bar & Kitchen (Concert Review)

Posted by: willson on 15/03/2016 in Reviews

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ITZ Live is a new space on ITZSOWEEZEE that will be dedicated to reviews of some of the many live shows that we are privileged to attend. The first write-up comes courtesy of Toronto-to-London transplants Soundbwoy and FeelGoodSmalls.

It was a hot and packed house at the Hoxton Square Bar & Kitchen (London, UK) last Wednesday, March 9th, for London songstress Espa’s first headlining show. The venue was buzzing with excitement, and, if you were one of the many lucky enough to grab a ticket to this sold out show, you got to experience an intimate night filled with her soulful R&B sounds.

The tone for the evening was set by the opening act, 18 year-old hip-hop/grime artist Isaiah Dreads. Given that the duty of warming up the crowd is never an easy one, this London native had the crowd glued to his every word as he cycled through his repertoire of records. He performed samples of never-before-heard material, along with songs from his latest mixtape, Lights Turn Green, which was released a little over three months ago. There was a certain energy that he brought to the stage and it was perfect for welcoming Espa out for her headlining debut.

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