recap: Jesse Boykins iii Headlines Writer’s Block 2nd Anniversary Party in London










London was calling singer Jesse Boykins for a while, and on April 14th he finally answered.  From the high pitched screams still ringing in my ears its pretty safe to say London loves Jesse Boykins iii.

Jesse, a singer who resides in NYC, made his debut performance at Writer’s Block 2nd Anniversary Celebration at Cargo in London last night.  The show featured acts from the world of music and poetry all hailing from London.  Jesse was the headline performer, and despite the fact that this was his first show in the UK, he had quite a number of fans in the crowd.  Accompanied by a live band, the audience was able to enjoy a full live experience.  One girl could not help but to run to the front, screaming “Jesse” as she elbowed past all those who blocked her from being the closest to the stage.  

Jesse Boykins iii: London Debut part 1 from on Vimeo.

“It’s amazing, definitely an incredible experience.  The energy was amazing.  I wouldn’t say it was different from the US I would just say was their first time ever seeing me its like you listen to a CD for so long and you finally see the artist live and they’re actually good and they can sing.  I feel like it was a shocking experience for the audience.”

The ladies eyes glistened, as they laid eyes on him for the first time.  With an aura of effortless charm he commanded the audience with his own rendition of Andre 3000′s “Prototype” and then satisfied their craving for more with some of his own hits.  From Sea, to ItisTabloids and of course PantyHose, the crowd didn’t miss a beat as they chanted the words along with him and screamed out their own requests.  

In an interview right after the show (shown in the video above) Jesse humbly expressed his appreciation and awe at the reception he’s gotten.   

Jesse Boykins iii: London Debut part 2 from on Vimeo.

“[It's] humbling to put out an album and have people in another country scream out titles of your songs. I’m looking into the audience and everybody is singing all the words and going crazy, I’m with it. That’s good energy that makes me want to keep on doing what I’m doing.”

He plans to keep the international momentum going and will be back in London sometime in July in addition to other European cities to be announced soon.   

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