Quickly gaining a dedicated following, Liverpool-based Strawberry Guy, aka. Alex Stephens, had no problem selling out Manchester’s Castle Hotel for his first gig of the new decade.
Strawberry Guy’s music is laid back, carried by melodic synth lines, gentle rhythms and peaceful vocals, characterised by Alex’s heartfelt lyrics. His debut EP, titled Taking My Time, came out in September 2019, following his signing to Melodic Records, and saw a surge in his popularity.
The set featured every song from the new EP but opened with an older release, F Song. As well as this, the audience were treated to some currently unreleased songs, Don’t Cry and White Lie, which closed the night.
The dream-pop sound consumed both the band and audience for the whole set as the tranquil music flooded the intimate room, generating a warm and calming atmosphere while the band played.