It was plain from the outset that Cosmo’s an extremely talented musician. But he has something more than that, he has the originality and creativeness that so many singer-songwriters are lacking. His set is littered with a kaleidoscope of styles, ranging from pop to hip hop, and diverse instruments (ukuleles, mandolins…). Quite impressive considering he only played six songs.
The highlight came in the form of final song, “Gay Pirates”, a witty tale of forbidden love. With it’s highly addictive chorus and comical lyrics, it’s a perfect representation of what Cosmo’s all about.
I’m certain Cosmo gained himself a few new fans amongst the charmed crowd that night and, having already supported the likes of Muse and Reverend and The Makers , I’m sure it won’t be long before Cosmo Jarvis gains the recognition he deserves. Like a modern-day Tom Waits, Cosmo is bold, intriguing and compelling. Definitely one for the future.
Cosmo Jarvis - Crazy Screwed Up Lady