Drifting along the cliffs out of Little Dennis castle on a wet Sunday evening were the voices of Joel Harries, Liberty Rose and Miles Coles. A perfect alternative event to the jubilee celebrations happening throughout Falmouth.
It may have been a slightly drizzly Sunday evening but the fire, tea lights, location and talent on show certainly made up for that. First to perform was Joel Harries, a young musician with an alternative vocal sound. The vocals accompanied perfectly by the strumming on the guitar. The crowd mesmerized as Joel’s own face showed how amazing this gig was. A real treat to hear such great sounds in a perfect venue.
Second to perform was singer/ songwriter Liberty Rose recently signed by Keepsake Records. A record label recently started by students Shane Alsop, Zebedee Jackson and Amelia Pemberton, who also organised the event. Liberty began with a cover of Bon Iver’s Skinny Love, a personal favourite of mine. Liberty sang it like no other version I had heard before, mixing up the tune and tapping her guitar, a powerful voice resonating from within the castle walls. Liberty looked so comfortable sat in the ruins of the castle, surrounded by candles with a backdrop of the ocean, keeping the crowd fully engaged. My personal favourite from her was the song Blood which she named after cutting her thumb on a borrowed guitar. Guitar tapping similar to that of Ben Howard, showing the crowd what a great up and coming talent she is going to be.
As the night got dark and the fire began to crackle Miles Coles, otherwise known as Mothbites, took to the stage, or circle in his case, on the final date of his acoustic tour. This performance was one that surprised me. As Miles took to the stage wearing a fisherman’s hat, dark jeans and a denim jacket the sound that projected from his mouth wasn’t one I was expecting. His acoustic sound filling the little castle, warming up the crowd once more. The highlight of the evening for me was his emotional song Robert about a brother and sister’s relationship. An emotional song not only for the intimate crowd but shown through the passion in which Miles sang. A great end to a beautiful evening.
A stunning venue showcasing some incredible acoustic acts. The perfect alternative to the jubilee, that is for sure