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2014 02 27 Birdy 06Astra Kulturhaus, Berlin, Germany
27th February 2014
Birdy & Billy Locket

Mostly you can imagine which band will play, if you see the audience. At this evening it was a little bit difficult to figure out because there were people from very young to quite old. In front of the Astra Kulturhaus you could see two well-behaved queues waiting for entry. The location was filled very fast and BILLY LOCKETT (as support) had an easy game. He gathered not the whole attention but the audience applauded a lot.

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Music & Performance
After a comparatively long rebuilding the piano was set up at the left side of the stage and from the middle to the right hand side there was enough space for BIRDY's live band. The beginning is a recorded intro and BIRDY entered the stage together with her musicians. Her first song is THE XX cover ‘Shelter’. She delighted the sold-out Astra within a few seconds. Her voice is clear as a bell and nevertheless tender, almost fragile. For the second song, the black background of the stage turned into images. They brought movement to the stage while BIRDY still sat at the piano. Highlights of the concert were clearly ‘No Angel’ and ‘People help the People’. BIRDY played the guitar and keyboard as well. People were talking not that quietly during the concert. Some of them left the hall and stayed at the bar in front of the hall. Because of that and the moderately acoustics at Astra it was occasional difficult to listen to.

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It was abruptly silent as BIRDY began to play the BON IVER Cover ‘Skinny Love’ as first encore. She reached every single viewer, even to the last row. /

01. Shelter (The XX cover)
02. Young Blood (The Naked and Famous cover)
03. Strange Birds
04. Home
05. Learn Me Right
06. No Angel
07. Older
08. All About You
09. Words As Weapons
10. Light Me Up
11. People Help the People (Cherry Ghost cover)
12. Standing in the Way of the Light
13. Terrible Love (The National cover)
14. Wings
15. Skinny Love (Bon Iver cover)
16. Comforting Sounds (Mew cover)
17. Fire and Rain

Music: 7
Performance: 8
Sound: 7
Light: 8
Total: 7.5 / 10

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All pictures by Nadine Ginzel (

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