Week One

The first show I want to review was Maddie Zahm’s debut London show. At 24-years-old, Zahm was playing her debut EP ‘You Might Not Like Her’ which intimately details the up-and-downs she’s experienced over the last year through leaving the church, coming out and going through extreme weight loss. I was lucky enough to win a competition alongside 10 other fans to attend a soundcheck with Maddie before the show, affectionately known as the ‘Zahmbie Sessions’ where she played unreleased music and spent time with fans.

Having music rooted in authenticity and vulnerability transported the room as Maddie sang, every person was emotionally drawn to her lyrics or performance and this was elevated in the atmosphere of hearing the music live. One of the most special aspects of enjoying gig culture are the connections you make and Maddie’s fans felt like such a community, from the moment we stepped into the room. We were having a shared experience which was entirely unique. I’d urge everyone to keep an eye for the next time Maddie comes back to the UK, as her shows are not to be missed!

The entire experience was recorded and edited by Peter Furlong at OMERA London and can be seen below:

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