Vancouver

Westerman and Puma Blue

  • March 23, 2019
  • Times: Saturday, March 23rd 2019 at 7:00pm
  • Location: The Fox Cabaret
  • Address:
  • 2321 Main Street
  • Vancouver, BC V5T 3C9
  • Contact: Music on Main

Puma Blue is the alias of South Londoner Jacob Allen, who has been delicately honing his purposefully paradoxical sound, blending downtown jazz sax lines with J Dilla grooves and a heart-wrenching vocal akin to Jeff Buckley, Chet Baker and Billie Holliday. This blend is completed by Allen’s punk-inspired grit and the ferocity of his live performances, backed by a four-piece band, spewing out tortured love songs and sensual rhythms topped by his haunting falsetto vocals.

 

The London musician Westerman began his career with a few spare, wordy folk singles, the kind of material that sits quietly on a low-hanging branch of Nick Drake’s family tree. With a hand from friend and producer Bullion, he’s since added complications like ticking drum machines and bright, frisky piano. His dreamy new single “Confirmation” concerns itself with the unpredictability of the creative process, and Westerman’s shifting sound and lyrics evoke the drudgery of churning out work in unexpected ways. He wastes hours staring into space and can’t figure out why concepts only spring into frame when he stops thinking entirely. He can be self-critical, too: “Scrabble up the walls/Good job, pinhead, so happy you were born.”

Saturday, March 23rd 2019 at 7:00pm

The Fox Cabaret, Vancouver BC

For tickets and more information, please visit here

Westerman and Puma Blue
2321 Main Street