iTunes Festival 2012: We Review Plan B At Camden's Roundhouse!
Actor, musician and director: there's not much Ben Drew - aka Plan B - can't do. Well, except juggle flaming knives on a motorbike that's balancing on a highwire, but hey, we won't hold it against him.
Another thing the ambitious Londoner can do is put on an astounding live show and for the iTunes Festival 2012 at Camden's Roundhouse, Mr B did just that.
Following the epic crowd countdown to Plan B taking the stage, his warm-up act Faith SFX geared up the crowd with some amazing beatboxing - which included the likes of The Prodigy's Breathe and some tasty kicks of drum and bass.
When Plan B finally did emerge, he launched into Prayin', The Recluse and Playing With Fire. The latter saw actual massive flames shoot from the stage (Metallica style) and his chum Labrinth bounce onto the stage to sing.
Amazingly, Labrinth didn't manage to squeeze his trademark track - Earthquake - into his cameo, which he seems to do at every public appearance, but the crowd were still delighted to see him.
Plan B was enthused throughout the set, continually waving and smiling at the crowd. However, it seemed a lot of the Roundhouse were hanging on for soulful hits, rather than his latest thought-provoking rap.
The atmosphere buzzed for his bigger hits such as She Said and his Chase and Status collaboration Pieces, which saw pockets of mosh pits erupt across the floor.
Back for the encore, Plan B really hit his stride - dropping brilliant covers of Stand By Me and Seal's Kiss From Rose. The atmosphere peaked at the sound of Ill Manors, as the crowd went crazy for the ominous violins and drum-heavy breakdown. Then finally the night went out on a high, as everyone screamed every word of Stay Too Long.
There's still a chance to enter and win tickets to twelve dates of the iTunes Festival 2012, including Muse, Hot Chip and Biffy Clyro! Head to this way to enter.
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