Mishkin Fitzgerald / Live Review
August 16, 2016 | By: Leeann Dare
With a very intimate acoustic like setting Mishkin Fitzgerald best known for role as lead singer and pianist in British Orchestral Punk Rock band Birdeatsbaby in her own solo act was an amazing show. Hosted by Veg bar Brixton it was the perfect setting for this EP launch and musical showcase. Headlined by a couple of other warm up acts within the same acoustic setting in the forms of Keith Pemberton and Anna Rest Easy a scene and mood was set for Fitzgerald as the crowd was highly anticipating her arrival especially as known to have a wonderful voice and her solo acts a massive variation in musical genre from Birdeatsbaby. Influenced by artists such as Nick Cave and Patti Smith along with classical piano music Mishkin has a very distinctive sound making her memorable, likeable and exceptionally talented.
The lighting and sound was perfect for the intimate setting to which drinks and even food from the restaurant were served to the guests where they were seated so no large disturbances were caused to the set. Her voice along with expertly played piano could be heard throughout the music and gig area downstairs in the venue and everyone seemed captivated by Mishkin’s show and performance. Opening the set with Hanging Tree and moving on to Poison Throat gave a sense of suspense and intrigue with clear excitement as to what the next song would be. With a couple of cover songs played the tempo of the performance kept a regular pace keeping the audience hooked on every song. I particularly enjoyed ‘Help Yourself’ (Devil makes three cover) as it was witty, funny and brought alive by Mishkin’s shining personality. I thoroughly enjoyed Mishkin’s set from beginning to end as her vocal ability alongside her sheer instrumental talent makes her performances unique and entertaining. Promoting ‘Seraphim’ new five track EP is a CD only release taster of the full feature length album arriving in May 2017 which will consist of thirteen tracks. If you are unable to wait for this it has currently been fully released via Mishkin’s band’s crowd-funding Patreon page which is raising $800 per “thing” and consistently climbing. If you don’t already own ‘Seraphim’ it is a must have in my opinion, for a mellow, deep and moving sound Mishkin Fitzgerald is perfect to listen to in any situation and I await any new material from this amazing artist.