Futureproof - 30/03/13 - Islington O2 Academy2 (Live Review)

Futureproof L-R: Charlie, Jonni & Kiran (Credit: Futureproof)
Having seen Futureproof twice before - once in Shepherd's Bush Empire (supporting Twenty Twenty) and last year at a one-off show at the Camden Barfly - it was exciting to see them again recently. They certainly did not disappoint on any front. 

The electro-pop trio, based in London and Hertfordshire, rounded off their 'When This Drops' Tour with a hometown show in Islington in spectacular style. Front man Jonni Wedge has incredible energy on vocals, and never once failed to get the whole crowd participating as he sung self-penned hits including 'How Low Can You Go?' (no need to explain what that one's about), 'One More Chance' and recently-released single, 'Hit Me With The Lights'. Completing the Futureproof line-up, producers Charlie Leftwich on keys/electronics and Kiran Marshall on guitar and backing vocals, had an equally important role in making not only this gig and tour such a success with its fans, but so many others too. 

Given that Futureproof have been together for over 3 years, it genuinely comes as a surprise that they do not have a larger fan base. However, much to their credit, perhaps it is down to the fact that this group aren't in it for the fame. They believe in what they are doing, they sell out shows, have mastered working the crowd, writing songs and producing them, but despite everything, have remained continually thankful for everything their fans do for them. They are down-to-earth and have an amazing work ethic, something that should be recognised more often, even if naturally expected from music artists. The majority of the crowd were teenagers but it never goes unnoticed that the boys put on a slick, sometimes comic but professional performance, and not only on this occasion. From the introduction by Peter Dickson (X Factor voice-over) to being joined on stage by the support acts for a crazy end of tour dance to 'Apache (Jump On It)', everyone was hooked. I can't wait to see this band again. 5 stars.

Check out the official video for Futureproof's latest single 'Hit Me With The Lights': 

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