Having been anticipating the talent that is Ms Ego Ella May since the announcement of her EP launch 'The Tree', we walked into the mist of a crowd buzzing with energy who were just as eager as us to see what the night would hold.
The crowd was warm and the excitable host Dionne Reid kept the audience engaged and entertained by even reciting a poem as she introduced to the stage spoken word poet GreedS, who happened to be one of the special guests. The other special guest performer to grace the stage was singer Wilson. Both artists were a great start to what was to come - the small bundle of soul and goodness that is Ego Ella May.
Although delayed at the start with a few technical difficulties, Ego shone through. Working through songs from The Tree EP, we were met with an earthy soulful voice with jazzy undertones. She had the audience in awe of her voice with her loop pedal harmonies and her modern day free scatting.
Her songs created a great sound scope to drift away, it was experimental, intriguing and wonderfully different. From ‘Frank’ to ‘Give In’, she was able to capture our interest with her natural effortless sound. She even transformed Lauryn Hill’s ‘Ex-factor’ into a sensual guitar duo that was divine.
She is definitely a musician to keep your eye on, as this is only the beginning for Ego!