The Danforth Music Hall welcomed the duo known as Bob Moses back to their home country after playing a handful of US shows and supporting Kygo’s sold out show at The Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles just the night before.
Over the past two years Tom Howie and Tom Vallance have worked on perfecting their live performance. After being ranked number 15 on Resident Advisor’s list of top 40 live performances of 2015, their talent and ability to adapt to a range of venues was definitely evident at The Danforth Music Hall. The duo took the crowd on a magical journey as they performed their unique “indie-dance” sound.
Starting the night off with their hit “Like It Or Not” the crowd began to get lost in their trance. Bob Moses managed to juxtapose their older work with their most recent album, Days Gone By, creating a seamless experience that had the audience engaged from start to finish. The crowd really started to pop off once the duo played “Touch And Go”, a more upbeat, pop-sounding track. “Hands to Hold” was followed by a breakdown that got the entire crowd dancing before finishing off their set with the hit “Tearing Me Up”. Bob Moses wasn’t quite done yet, however. The crowd wanted more and cheered the duo back onto the stage to play one more song, “Too Much Is Never Enough.”
Bob Moses excels at creating strong, emotional exploration. With Jimmy’s dark, growing instrumentals and Tom’s mesmerizing voice and guitar working as a light to guide the audience through the journey. While this trend of adding live instruments to deep house performances is not necessarily new, Bob Moses has perhaps mastered the practice.
With a sound that appeals to such broad range of audiences, Bob Moses has been placed in an interesting space that many artists don’t get to experience. Several artists including Joris Voorn, Tale of Us, RAC, and A-Trak have remixed tracks off their most recent album and the duo is constantly found performing alongside some of the most influential names in house music, including artists Guy Gerber, Roman Flugel, and Lee Burridge as well as leaders in more upbeat electronic sounds, such as Kygo and Australia’s Rufus du Sol.
It is perhaps Bob Moses’ ability to take elements from a range of genres to create something new that is making them gain so much traction. We can’t wait to see what comes from the duo in the future.