Allo Darlin’ played Kung Fu Necktie in Fishtown on the 25th of April, 2012 to a packed crowd fairly well versed in their song-book and energized at the ability to hear it live. The band currently calls London home. Half of Allo Darlin’ are from the UK while half are not including Elizabeth, the lead and project originator, who hails from AUS. It is partly for these reasons the Philly crowd felt so lucky to hear her soothing voice and enchanting ukulele. It was also due to the infectious joy with which the rest of the band played. Paul Rains, Bill Botting, and Mikey Collins are all great musicians in their own right and the combination of the four had us grinning from ear to ear the majority of the set.
This second stop on their US tour was proceeded by an NYC engagement. On this Philly stop the band quickly enthralled the audience and controlled the atmosphere to the point of near silence during song crescendos and quieter numbers – a rare feat at KFN. Songs were played off both their 2010 and 2012 LPs and all were delivered on point and with magical purpose. We were fortunate to talk with Elizabeth, Mikey, and Bill after the show and they were all as kind as they appeared on stage. There was no act there. A genuine group of people making genuine music. Check out our video from the evening below: