Jonah Matranga is the kind of guy who asks you what songs you want to hear. He’s the kind of guy who asks you how you are, the kind of guy who, when you mention you’ll probably miss half of the set (because you have to catch the train home. Typical), says he’ll play your requests to open the gig, so you’ll make the most of it.
Jonah Matranga is the kind of guy who keeps his promises, and who turns your silly anecdote about French proms into a great banter, before playing “This is the part”. He’s the kind of guy who plays with his heart wide open, he’s the kind of guy who makes the crowd smile and smiles back at them.
He’s the kind of guy who makes you realise, that everything is possible, as long as you want to. That music is definitely a part of you.
He’s the guy who made me forget about my fear of travelling late at night. He’s also the one who turns an entire crowd into singing and smiling while he covers Prince. When I left the place, the entire street was surrounded by claps and cheers. Happy sounds, I was no longer scared.
Here’s to funny anecdotes, French Existentialism, geekism, energy and love.
Thank you, Jonah.
@1 year ago with 3 notes
#Jonah Matranga #london
I am back “home” after some amazing few days in the city that won my heart five years ago (how time flies). My voice is missing and I have a cold, but I don’t regret a thing. Best bits?
- Culture and Glitters : Much A Do About Nothing
Another 25th birthday gift (thank you Sophie!), and what a treat. David ‘Benedict’ Tennant and Catherine ‘Beatrice’ Tate did a great job playing two undecided/moody lovers, and the chemistry between them was as awesome as ever. Makes me miss the Doctor Who days…oh and the whole ‘fluo 80s’ atmosphere was brilliant.
- The Houseparty scene is (not) killing me : Dave’s MiniGlasto
Take a nice house in Hainault, a bunch of lovely friends, some delicious food, mix with some of the hottest new bands around, and you get what is the best event of this year. I made my debuts as live presenter (along with my beloved freek mate Fay), and highlights included bands climbing on tables, dancing, breakdance, djs, unexpected first meet in the toilet queue, noise, Pavement, air guitar, and me being sober. Joan, Dave, thank you, it has been a success.
Bands to watch : The Palpitations, Spotlight Kid, Hold Kiss Kill. keep these names in mind, you’ll be blown away.
- The Kids Are Alright : A day at the V&A Child Museum
I orginally planned to go to the zoo, but due to difficult weather conditions (= London rain), we decided to become 4-year-old again (which is not very difficult for me). The temporary exhibition was really disappointing, but so much fun we had. And you know what? MOOMINS ARE KNOWN OVER HERE. I apologise for saying the F-word in front of a kid, btw.That is so French.
- Bonus tracks : I actually enjoy wearing boys clothes, Sophie is a socialite in the making, Dana is taking over the world (so proud of you girl), our homemade pizzas are the best on earth, Italian boys trying to speak French = heart melts, Jamie says I am a witch, I have holes in my shoes, that’s what punk-rock means, David Tennant is even more handsome in real life, Playing Sims at 2am is fun, I am the proud owner of a Polar Bear, French people in the Eurostar aren’t fun…But even the rain was awesome.
Thank you London.
@2 years ago with 4 notes
#London #Spotlight Kid #parties #rain