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Yoav at Zaphod Beeblebrox, 03/03/08 [Mar. 4th, 2008|05:31 pm]
Charmed & Strange - Fans of Yoav


My fiance, takieya and I have been dying for another chance to see Yoav perform live since seeing him open for Tori Amos in Montreal last October. He was absolutely hypnotic that night, and we became instant fans. When I learned that he'd be playing here in Ottawa, we decided there was no way we were going to miss out.

We arrived at the venue just in time to catch the end of his soundcheck. We listened for a bit, and then he came down off the stage and walked right over to where we were standing. He spoke with a few people there with him for a moment, and the whole time I felt like I'd die from nervousness. I'm not a very outgoing person by nature (the exact opposite, really), but I did want to speak to him for a moment, and give him the card I'd made, so I tried to relax. He did eventually turn around, and I introduced myself and shook his hand. He'd seen my card (which had a drawing I'd done of Dream from The Sandman on the front) by this point, and said he liked it, so I handed it over and he gave it a read. We chatted for a bit before he headed out to have some dinner, and I managed to not stumble over my words or babble senselessly, thankfully. After he left, we grabbed seats right in front of the stage and waited for the rest of our group to arrive.

After what seemed like a looong time, Caroline Keating started her set. I'd checked her out on MySpace and was very impressed, so I was looking forward to seeing her as well. I've been going crazy trying to think of who she reminds me of... think maybe Tori Amos meets Feist? I love her music, at any rate. She was wonderful, played and sang beautifully, and was absolutely freaking adorable. Matt and I bought copies of her CD from her, and got to talk to her a bit as well. She definitely earned herself two new fans last night.

Yoav took to the stage sometime around or after ten, I think, and he was amazing. I was thrilled to be sitting so close, really getting to see how he plays. The way he creates and layers sound is fascinating, and I was pretty much mesmerized the entire time. A longer set would've been nice (it was over far too fast), but I did get to hear my two favourites (Club Thing and Wake Up... though I do love the whole album). He seemed to be having a great time up there, and said we were a "perfect" audience.

We got to meet up with him again after the show to get our CDs signed. He mentioned that he hopes to be back soon, as things are going really well for him here in Canada, so hopefully it won't be too long before we get to see him again. We will most definitely be there!