Albert Hammond Jr watches Fab Moretti's band at Mercury Lounge
Little Joy performed their first-ever New York City show last night (November 13), with a sold-out performance at Mercury Lounge.
The band, started by The Strokes’ drummer Fabrizio Moretti, Brazilian musician Rodrigo Amarante, and Binki Shapiro, were joined for their set by Albert Hammond Jr drummer Matt Romano, as well as Michael Ian Cummings and Todd Dahlhoff of support band The Dead Trees.
Opening with the ‘Evaporar’ sung in Portuguese by Amarante, the band performed their entire self-titled debut for the packed crowd, which included Moretti’s Strokes– bandmate Albert Hammond Jr and girlfriend Agyness Deyn.
A bearded Moretti was excited to perform his hometown, having relocated to Los Angeles last year, telling the crowd:
“It’s so nice to see our friends and family. They say New York City is one of the hardest crowds to play. I don’t believe it. I don’t think you believe it!”
In addition to performing an as-yet untitled new track, Little Joy also played a rendition of ‘Walking Back to Happiness’, the well-known 1960s track by Helen Shapiro, Binki’s mother.
The tour continues tonight in Hoboken, NJ at Maxwell’s.
Little Joy played:
‘Play The Part’
‘Shoulder To Shoulder’
‘Brand New Start’
‘The Next Time Around’
‘Walking Back To Happiness’
‘Don’t Watch Me Dancing’
‘How To Hang A Warhol’
‘No-one’s Better Sake’
‘Keep Me In Mind’
–By our New York staff.
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