Venue: Paradiso, Amsterdam (Netherlands)
By: Sabine van Gameren
DbClifford is a singer/songwriter who lives in Canada. He has his roots in France and England though.
His album “Recyclable” was a hit in Canada and now he gave it a go for Europe and came to Amsterdam to promote his album and do a show.
I was surprised to see that DbClifford filled the smallest stage of Paradiso. It seems like enough people were out there to see him. The gig started off with some songs played on keyboard with the back up of a drummer and a bassist. On the album, he plays all the instruments himself.
Musically, his songs are jazz and influenced with The Beatles and Stevie Wonder. During the show he also covered a song of The Beatles so these influences were made some more visible with that. He also played some songs on a guitar. His set took 45 minutes and by the end of the show the venue changed from a static place filled with music lovers to a place where people dance and enjoy their selves.
DbClifford communicated a lot with the audience. He talked about the gig he did the day before on a jazz festival and how surprised he was to see that much people in paradise. He made some jokes and entertained people.
He also noticed some people smoking joints in the audience (which is legal in the Netherlands) and came with a good advice: “stay off drugs, drugs are bad!”
The audience adored him and he seemed to have won the hearts of many peoples that night!
More pictures of this gig available at sabinevangameren.com