Zero 7, namely Sam Hardaker and Henry Binns, make music that is relaxing; it takes you away to a calmer place. The songs wash over you like waves lapping at your feet and all four of the bands vocalists have distinctive, warm and charming voices that are full of heart and soul. Since the release of their debut album, Simple Things, about three years ago, this record has become the seminal chill out album and therefore has become one of the worlds number one soundtracks to lazy post party Sundays and sunny holidays. This year has seen the release of their second and even better album, When It Falls, on which the band introduce yet another beautiful female voice in the shape of Danish songbird Tina Dico.
The concert in Leeds has been a long time coming; after a couple of cancellations and re-bookings, then more cancellations, the audience have patiently waited for over twelve months for the band to actually land in Leeds . Anyway, the waiting is over. Due to afore mentioned booking problems the University hall is packed to the rafters and a buzz of exited anticipation circulates.
Zero 7 take to the stage and the place erupts. The band are slick and effortlessly produce a live sound as good as, if not better than, their known recordings. Male vocalist Mozez takes the lead with his Otis Reading style smooth soul sound that contains hints of classic Reggae crooners Dennis Brown and