Although churches hosting live music events is becoming increasingly more popular, stepping over the threshold of St Pancras Old Church I found it would still take some getting used to but I compromised with myself by opting for a red wine as Gazel took to the stage to read from the pages of her own hymn book.
Caught between the spell-binding melodies and enchanting keys, Gazel swirled across the makeshift stage as the ethereal electronica swept us away to far away lands. Instead of reaching for the Book of Psalms we were all reading instead from Gazel’s Book of Souls ,her upcoming album which weaves a tale of various characters all trapped within the confines of their subconscious desires. Mina’s Hymn – a haunting tale of a woman trapped in a longing for the past – kept us entranced before the enchantment of Pointing At The Moon set our spirits soaring.
Gazel’s unique recipe of combining the roots of her Middle Eastern mysticism with modern electronica jumped to live with her contagious energy. This meant that every member of the congregation was dancing freely along to mystical tales, abandoning ourselves to the pages of her book.