Scottish singer Joesef performed at Rough Trade in Nottingham on Wednesday 18 January to an excited crowd after the recent release of his album ‘Permanent Damage.’
The event was sold out with around 150 people in attendance at the intimate signing and album launch gig accompanied by two band members, with tickets costing £14.95.
Joesef’s strong Scottish accent disappeared when he started singing which was so soft and easy to listen to.
The crowd participation reminded me of my love for live gigs and discovering upcoming artists.
Rough Trade in Hockley is a small, intimate venue, which Joesef commented on during his set saying how it made him feel less nervous.
A favourite song of mine was ‘Just come home with me tonight’ which was about going home with an ex.
Despite the album only being released on January 13, this song from the album seemed to be a fan favourite as it was released as an EP in November last year.
Award Winning producer Barney Lister co-produced with Joesef on his debut album ‘Permanent Damage.’
His debut EP in 2019 was praised by the likes of Sam Smith and Mark Ronson – this launched Joesef into the public’s spotlight just nine months after he was pulling pints!
The last song of the evening was picked by the audience which was a fun end to the 30 minute set before the signings began.
There was a long queue to get a signing for Joesef’s latest album however the atmosphere was filled with excitement as he spoke to each individual.
When meeting Joesef he had a lovely energy about him, he was genuinely happy for you attending and took the time to speak to us.
The gig felt slightly too short however it was definitely a good tease for the new album release which I will be listening to!
In March Joesef kickstarts his Permanent Damage UK and European tour with both Glasgow dates and Amsterdam in April already sold out!
Tickets to Joesef’s upcoming tour are available here.