On Monday I was one of the fortunates to attend the first concert in Brussels of Humour, coming from Glasgow, and led by frontman Andreas Christodoulidis. A band formed in 2021 during lockdown and who started writing and recording their material at home. The band were playing some new songs, even one coming out this Thursday, and some other less new like “The Halfwit”, ending with a fun song about horses. The set lasted for around 45 minutes that left enough time to make the necessary changes and welcome Geese on stage. The intimate set-up of the Rotonde was perfect for the show and their soft start with “Domoto”, capturing everyone’s attention, with just 3 members on stage and frontman Cameron delicate vocals accompanied by the keyboards. They were joined half way by the bass player and drummer, elevating the mood and the vibe to follow up with “2122”. The band remained spread out throughout the stage, with the lead singer Cameron Winter switching places between keyboards or just his mic with which he was singing sometimes like he was almost having a seizure or blowing onto the mic. They tried to engage a couple of times with the audience by saying thanks for coming in French, or acknowledging two members of the crowd after the encore, that didn’t stop dancing and singing the songs, who turned out to be from Bulgaria.
Maandag 18 september 2023, Le Botanique (Brussel, BE) | Foto's & tekst: Cristina Vergara