Advertisements

Bernhoft and The Shudderbugs get their groove on at The Chapel

Bernhoft and The ShudderbugsBy Norm de Veyra //

Bernhoft and The Shudderbugs with Jonny P //
The Chapel – San Francisco
May 20th, 2016 //

Bernhoft and The Shudderbugs got a near-capacity crowd at The Chapel moving to frontman Jarle Bernhoft’s repertoire of disco-tinged neo-soul last Friday.

The Norwegian singer-songwriter and his band started off their set in blazing fashion with performances of “Stop, Shut Up” and “Writings on the Wall”, two up-tempo tracks from the group’s latest EP Stop/Shut Up/Shout It Out that signaled a full-on dance party was about to take place.

It was a party that continued into the weekend as Bernhoft revisited his older songs “Come Around”, “Everything Will Be Alright” and “One Way Track” to the audience’s delight.

Bernhoft and The Shudderbugs

Yet, the night’s best moments came toward the end of the show as Bernhoft slowed things down for “Space in my Heart” and “Falter”, two ballads that brilliantly showed off the Oslo resident’s emotive and textured croon.

Of course, the show couldn’t end on such melancholy terms. Instead, Bernhoft and his four bandmates closed out the night by busting out a rocking rendition of “C’mon Talk”, which brought back the same funky groove that kicked off the evening.

Shout out, as well, to Nashville-based artist Jonny P, who opened up the show with his lovely and soulful tunes.

Advertisements

let's hear it!

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s