What a fantastic night here at TLR on Sunday! Mandolin Orange were absolutely stunning and we had one of the biggest crowds ever, with 200 delirious gig-goers crammed into Caroline Club to see the amazing husband and wife team of Andrew Marlin and Emily Frantz.
Playing songs from their three studio albums, the duo demonstrated just why they have built such a strong fan base that people were coming from all over to see them, including a superfan all the way from New Orleans! The combination of great songs, superb musicianship (spontaneous whoops and applause for Andrew’s sizzling mandolin solos) and absolutely pitch perfect, sweet harmonies had the crowd on their feet and hollering for more. The pair clearly enjoyed their first visit to TLR and came out for not one but two encores, despite still suffering from jet lag.
Special mention too for a lovely opening set from Brighton’s Jess Bishop and her band.
Photos courtesy of Keith Belcher