Lemon Jelly at Somerset House 15 July 04

performed at Somerset House in W2 last night and it was awesome.
I was introduced to this duo about 2 years ago by a friend of mine, and it was so great to go to this concert last night and hear them just getting better and better. Rumour has it they are working on their 3rd CD and I can’t wait.
The rather different setting of Somerset House made for a perfect venue, with near-perfect weather (miracles do happen) and 2-pint beers. Yes, 2 pint beers. (Q-busters, though not at the toilets

The music of Lemon Jelly is mostly a (brilliant) way of re-making older tunes (even nursery rhyme type ones, like Ducks in the Water) into a mixture of mellow, cool, funky sounds with typically quite psychedelic backgrounds, projected onto the back of the stage and all over the walls. Last night saw Lemon Jelly do just that again, but adding quite a beat, almost break-like, to their music. They also performed a track with a back-up female vocal singer, the first time in concert that a 3rd performer was added.
The crowd was very pleased and from the general approving nodds of heads Lemon Jelly is sure to keep their loyal following and really go places.
More photos at my personal photo site.
Oh, and thanks for the free CD, Fred and Nick…..Go Lemon Jelly!
– Riaan

1 Comment so far

  1. (unregistered) on July 29th, 1904 @ 1:57 am

    I saw them in the spring of 2003 at the Forum in Camden. It was a great show and I am really looking forward to the next album.

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