Eddy Smith & the 507 have already established themselves as one of the most exciting prodigies in the UK Americana scene.
When listeners first stumble upon their rugged, jazz-infused sound, their ears are inevitably drawn to Eddy's rugged, distinctive vocals.
As the band's lead singer entered The Betsey Trotwood pub in London for his Holler Live Session, there was a palpable sense of anticipation at the prospect of hearing his trademark husky voice alongside nothing more than Eddy's trusty keyboard.
Eddy's renditions of ‘Middle of Nowhere’ and ‘The Good Times’ showcase his ever-present ability to find stability in rawness.
Whether it is the balance between his intense, gravelly vocals and the serene, floating notes of his keyboard, or the balance between a quiet, sensitive ballad and a roaring, fiery anthem - if there is a sweet spot, you can guarantee that Eddy will find it.
Eddy Smith's gentle, easy-going keys flow into ‘Love Sick’, lulling the listener into a false sense of security that this will be a warm love song. As Eddy launches into the first verse, the room instantly chills, as the heart-wrenching lyrics pierce through his playful melodies.
It's an acoustic performance that highlights the ebbs and flows that Eddy weaves into his music, producing a unique delight for both his existing fanbase and new listeners alike.