Sitting somewhere between classical, RnB and soul, Marques Toliver took us on a journey, as promised. Feast your eyes on these photos of the utterly amazing, Marques and band. This gig left me speechless, Marques and his band; two violinists, one glockenspiel player, one drummer and two fantastic backing singers, walked down the aisle, leaving a packed out St Giles' church like witnesses to a wedding, strutting on the tiny stage and promising us a whirlwind journey. And that's exactly what we got. There was laughter, there was singing, there was crying and there was joy. Although I was there to photograph the gig, sadly in a church, there is ample room to manoeuvre for shooting gigs but the whole event was just swoon-worthy. And yes, I mean event as it really did feel like an event.
Marques was so humble to be performing that evening, he even made the band stop, did a little 'woop' then asked if they could do it again because he was so excited with the sound they were making. It was so much more than a regular gig, no ego involved, making the band practice their melodies before launching the church into songs such as 'Deep in my Heart' which is much of a fast paced tune; in comparison to the slower 'Anniversary' which left Marques emotionally raw. Completing the set with the heavenly 'White Sails', listen below and love, love, love. If you're going to Camden Crawl you can catch Marques there (I advise to take tissues) on May 1st or May 14th at the Great Escape in Brighton.