Grammy-Nominated Bernhoft pays a bright visit to Los Angeles' Hotel Cafe
In recent weeks, named solo artist Bernhoft of Norway has directed his talent into a new direction as he is quickly gaining attention with his new album titled 'Islander' & the notoriety it has recently gained via Grammy nomination for Best R&B Album for the 2015 Grammys, it is clear Bernhoft is one watch.
As it happened to be a warm 85 degree day, it was if the warmth of the day added to the musty sweaty, small intimate room that Bernhoft played in LA as audience members passionately sang along unfazed by the heated essence of the night. "Ah, I knew there were some good singers in this town," joked Bernhoft. The energy in within the venue was soft as all eyes focused to the small stage, which was tucked away in the front left corner of the venue as Bernhoft performed a few more tunes including 'Choices' and 'So Many Faces.' As the walls rumbled with the bass from Bernhoft's various instruments, it was clear the solo artist had reached the sincere spot that had all members in the venue clapping along.
The eclectic mix members of that came out on a beautiful Wednesday evening to see Bernhoft included people in bandanas, baseball caps & beanies to groups of LA girls wearing big hats, enjoying the night to lovers & couples cuddled close. It was interesting to see as Bernhoft's sound resonated through the walls of this intimate venue, melting everyone within listening distance, both inside the venue and out as Bernhoft performed songs including 'Streetlights' 'Space in My Heart' & 'Stay With Me.' The warm sounds continue as Bernhoft, switches from guitar, to his piano as he switches between the three microphones located alongside his various instruments on the small stage as he shared songs from Grammy-nominated album Islander. Bernhoft of Oslo also played tracks from Solidatary Breaks & earlier album Ceramic City Chronicles.
Members in the room close in closer to the stage as more members add to the audience throughout the performance. It was refreshing to attend a show where most within the building where watching the performance with their two eyes and not through their camera phones, as Bernhoft sits on the small stage to play his subtle & sweet set. More focused on the music, it was not odd to catch a member of the audience or two gazing at the floor or ceiling getting lost in the sincere sounds & lyrics that Bernhoft delivered. Such an interning experience to see the way that Bernhoft was able to move, please & affect members that seemed to be so different from one another, in such a beautiful way.
As the show comes to a close, the audience woo' s & cheers Bernhoft on for an encore only moments before he returns to the stage to perform 'Fly Away' for members to sing along one last time before ending the night. The final applaud roars through the intimate venue as Bernhoft waves & exits the stage right with a grand smile saying "I had a good night LA, & it's your fault!" Thanking everyone for coming out to his special experience of a performance. Grammy-Nominated Bernhoft shared his sincere and heartfelt music with small set of true fans that were lucky enough to snag a humbly priced $15 ticket to the sold out show.