Lost Like Alice, a project from local lad Ben Parker, was birthed from Ben’s love for the blues and poetic lyrics. He has performed in various locations around the UK, but made his Cove debut on the 22nd November.
Lost Like Alice’s rich vocals and mesmerizing guitar rhythms coupled with the chilled vibes of Cove created the perfect Thursday evening entertainment. Cove Pop Up Bar and Rum Shack may be the new kid on the block, but has already established itself as the ideal student venue for a fun-filled night. It can now add live music to its ever-growing list of achievements; listening to great artists sipping on a bucket full of Caribbean Punch was a well recommended mid-week pick up.
Among the musical highlights was an acoustic version of Lost Like Alice’s collaborative track with DJ Ryan M Hughes, ‘Innocent’. Although it was a really stripped back version of the original track, it still contained the same energy and was a personal favourite of mine.
Although having said this, ‘Crooked Lines’ from the latest EP ‘20’ is a true testimony to how talented Ben is as an artist. I hadn’t heard this track before attending the gig, but it has quickly become a firm favourite of mine. The track has a really raw, acoustic sound, guided by these heartfelt lyrics, but it still contains a gritty and exciting undertone. For those seeing Lost Like Alice for the first time, this is definitely a song that sticks with you and makes you hungry for more.
Lost Like Alice will be returning to Cove on the 6thDecember at 9:00pm so if you have the evening free, grab your mates and get yourself down there. Guaranteed to be tasty music with even tastier fishbowls.