. : : March 9th, 2012 : : .
Although the set up was ignored to accommodate her keyboard during Colleen Brown‘s opening set, the night was billed as “Andrew Cole & Friends”, so the stage was decorated to resemble something that might sort of maybe kind of look like Andrew Cole’s living room — but probably not. It provided great, intimate ambiance, but as the performers after Colleen were all perched down in couches in the back right of the stage, it severely cut down on sight lines.
As I was recovering from a light lower back spasm, I decided to sit for the remainder of the evening’s acts, which vastly limited my view but allowed for a bit more comfort. Sacrifices need to be made.
Because I couldn’t see a great deal of his performance, Brad Fillatre‘s super short set of four songs — lasting barely fifteen minutes, including banter — was almost an exclusively auditory affair. So, listening to this tape will be an actually pretty close reproduction of my experience being there.
Luckily for you, Brad has this amazing, warm voice that wraps around you like a warm blanket on a winter evening. Although the formula never breaks from that mid-low tempo singer-songwriter archetype, you never really want it to.
His debut EP (at least under his own name; he’s previously performed as the front man for The Evelyn Room), For Your Weakness, has hit a delay — presumably due to interest from major labels — so, it’s difficult to hear much of his recorded work just yet. But keep your ears to the ground for this guy; he sounds poised to be heavily featured on adult alternative radio and Greys Anatomy montages in the very near future.
07. Face The Dark
Thank you to Brad Fillatre for a short, sweet set of great songs.