Actor, comedian and rapper Donald Glover – known to the fans of his music as Childish Gambino – put all of the aforementioned skills into commission last night (January 25) when he performed at East London venue CAMP, with a set of new material from his latest LP of the same name.
Supporting act Josh Osho [who could very well be the UK’s answer to John Legend] warmed up the crowd with smooth vocals and a passionate performance. With elements of blues and a voice that at times cracked under passion, Osho performed tracks “Birthday,” “SOS,” “Redemption Days” and, my personal favourite, “Giants,” which with its rocky feel and deeply resonating chorus, seemed to strike a chord with an audience that were eagerly anticipating the arrival of Mr. Gambino.
And when he finally did arrive on the stage after a rather prolonged delay [which made us very thankful for the skills and music choice of DJ Semtex], the room erupted in cheers. Whipping off his hoodie, Gambino turned to face the crowd greeting fans with an almost matched excitement. “I haven’t done a show in a room like this in a long time,” he said, referring to the underground, low-ceilinged, intimate venue that is CAMP. “So I wanna burn this place down.”
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