I Blame Coco, aka singer Coco Sumner and her band, played an exclusive free set in the Sanderson’s courtyard by the Long Bar last night – and InStyle was in the front row.
Not familiar with Coco? She’s modelled for Burberry, she’s Sting’s daughter, her album The Constant comes out this September and she’s featured in InStyle’s July music special – out now.
Last night’s set, part of the Sanderson Predicts series in Association With Beefeater, was an acoustic set up, taking I Blame Coco singles “Caesar” and “Self Machine” an stripping them down to the essentials to showcase Coco’s raw and distinctive voice.
The 19-year-old performer, dressed down in her trademark red shorts, wore a feather in her hair, chatted happily to the crowd, extolling us to make some noise, and owned the stage with a confidence that belied her young age.
Last year’s Sanderson Predicts in Association with Beefeater featured acts including the then-under-the-radar Marina and the Diamonds and Little Boots. Shows continue this summer with gigs from sure-to-hit-it-big Othello Woolf, Babe Shadow, Gaggle and Fenech-Soler. See sandersonlondon.com for details.
Gigs are free, you just need to register and, if you want a ringside view from a table, a minimum spend of £40 per table applies – easy if you grab some muso mates and fancy delicious cocktails like the pineapple, ginger and Beefeater martinis on offer last night, together with sophis snack food like ribeye steak skewers. Possibly the chicest way to see live music, ever.
By Harriet Reuter Hapgood