Article and Photos by: Steven Principato
New York, NY — In a unique showcase of eclectic yet delicate electronic folk acts taking the stage here At NYC’s Webster Hall, two rapidly rising artists carried out unforgettable performances before an adoring crowd.
Opening the show in a most subtle manner, England’s own bi-speckled, youthful piano-bound singer/songwriter Dan Croll stole the ears and hearts of the admiring crowd below. Carrying out his performance short of 2 band members, (as the result of international visa issues?) Croll’s passionate stage performance was suffered not, as the artist and remaining band mates proved more than capable of filling any gaps. With his innocent pop friendly sound with an occasional hint of edge to catch you off guard Dan Croll’s Gentle dynamic range of musical style and his ability to replicate his amazing multi-talented performance in a live setting almost certainly reserves a spot in the future of pop music for this young and ambitious artist.
Headlining the stage tonight was Norway’s own breakthrough artist Aurora. Under the blinding back-lit stage the the fairy-like princess of the Icy fjords effortlessly and instantly melted the hearts of her adoring audience before her. At only 20 years, the petite Norwegian’s Bjork inspired vocals and intense atmosphere instantly bewitched the crowd with tracks from her award winning debut record such as “Awakening” to more gentle yet dark tracks such as “Murder Song”. With tonight’s exquisite performance as any indication of this young artist’s inevitable meteoric rise to stardom, Aurora prolific songwriting and atmospheric stage abilities are certain keep the fan-base growing worldwide. Aurora is currently embarked on a tour of America and Europe from now through early 2017, if you’re into the electro-pop sound with unforgettable Atmosphere and a unique artistic performance, you don’t want to miss out on Aurora.