The English singer's soulful melodies pulsated throughout for an exquisite showing.
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Hollywood Forever Cemetery in Los Angeles on October 20, 2022:
The LA landmark that is the Hollywood Forever Cemetery makes for the perfect concert setting, and more so when the soulful voice of George Van Den Broek, aka Yellow Days, comes to town for two nights of neo-soul wonder. Night two, which brought Laura Quinn, Ric Wilson, and John Carroll Kirby to perform alongside the multi-faceted Yellow Days, was nothing short of graceful. Quinn opens up the night with melodic, jazz infused soul that draws some inspiration from the likes of Erykah Badu and the Internet. Sultry vocals and groovy bass lines got the crowd swaying side to side to set the mood right for the evening.
The dimly lit Masonic Lodge was set to experience one of the most noteworthy voices in the indie soul side of the music world. Playing new and old tracks like Gap in the Clouds, Your Hand Holding Mine, and The Way Things Change, Yellow Days crafted a listening experience that is soft and seductive to the ears. Everyone was under the Yellow Days spell and one couldn't help but be lured by the radiant energy present in the room. George’s moving vocal performance, especially on one of the soulful tracks, reminded one of a beautiful Sunday afternoon cruising down the boulevard with your lover by your side. I'd argue it was reminiscent of one of the greatest crooners, Sam Cooke.
Ric Wilson joins George for two tracks that change help change the vibe for a moment, bringing some more dance inducing tracks fronted by Wilson's rap wordplay and George's synth, keyboard, and backing vocals work. George possesses a versatile voice that doesn’t come around too often, so we'd be remiss not to recommend basking in the Yellow Days discography, the likes of which takes new form via the live stage. With projections adding visual splendor behind the band and a joyous stage persona, Yellow Days' hymns breathed new life, standing tall as soul with a modern twist for the 21st century.
Enjoy a photo gallery of the performance below and get your Yellow Days fix HERE.