Photography: black midi at Bells’s Beer Garden

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Black Midi performed an inspired set at Bell’s Beer Garden in Kalamazoo, MI. The London trio along with one of their session and touring members put on an incredible show for the Michigan crowd. Geordie Greep, also known as Mickey Mouse, played the guitar and rattled off lyrics at high-speed. Cameron Picton, or The Machine as he is lovingly known, provided second guitar and vocals. Morgan Simpson, often referred to as Slim Simpson, is the drummer that holds the whole band together. Playing bass and keys is touring member Seth Evans who the band just call Shank.

The four-piece put on an impressive performance filled with laughs. The band, who you would expect to take themselves very seriously, are often messing with each other on stage. If you weren’t watching, you’d never notice. Despite lunging at each other with their instruments, it feels like the musicians never miss a note. The band, who are no strangers to covers, played a short tease of The Beatles’ “Taxman” during some technical difficulties. They also led into their song “Lumps” with a tease of Metallica’s “Enter Sandman.”

They are an act that you do not want to miss. As they wrap up their North American summer tour, keep an eye out for future dates near you!

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Photos by Alec Moore

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