Represent: Plan B Live Review

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June, 2012

With performances by L Marshall, Jacob Banks & Yuna.






After months of anticipation Converse Represent started in style last night with amazing performances from Plan B, L.Marshall, Jacob Banks and Yuna. The queue was already snaking round Oxford St in the middle of the afternoon as the crowd eagerly awaited the start of the show.

First on stage Jacob Banks showcased his unique British soul sound, charming the crowd with his voice and his on stage banter. Tracks like ‘Welcome To The Jungle’ were announced by informing the crowd that, “This one’s about leaving University and entering the real world”.

Next up the only international performer of the night, Yuna wowed the crowd with her delicate vocals and stripped back electronic production. This was her first major show on these shores but we have a feeling the UK will be seeing a lot more of her soon. Yuna’s set was also the first to go out by live stream (ustream.tv/conversetv) to the world with an international crowd from her native Malaysia and far beyond tuning in.




At this point the anticipation for Plan B was really building but one more artist was left to go in the shape of newcomer L.Marshall. Known for his behind the scenes writing work for Wretch 32 and Loick Essien 2012 is already looking like his year with high profile support slots for several artists including a certain Ben Drew. On stage Marshall is a ball of energy and showed off his glittering pop credentials with style and swagger, big hitters like recent single ‘The Wait’ sounded great in the intimate surroundings.

The crowd were eagerly waiting for Plan B but what they got was beatboxer Faith SFX, nobody minded as he wowed everyone with his vocal dexterity, ranging from his own take on dubstep through to current chart hits all done with voice only. Then, the time had come, with Plan B and his band storming on stage to a high tempo rendition of ‘The Writing’s On The Wall’. The crowd erupted and didn’t stop until the lights came up. The set ranged from hard hitting new tracks like ‘Ill Manors’ through to covers including a beatbox-lead take on ‘Stand by Me’. Once again the set was streamed live out to the world with thousands of fans enjoying the show from the comfort of an armchair.

A great start but Represent has only just begun, stay tuned to facebook.com/converse for updates and ustream.tv/conversetv for live streaming.

Comments (79)
  • Fay palethorpe Ben drew is hot........we seen him at the 100 club he was amazing!!!! Tue Aug 07, 2012
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  • michelle linge would love to be able to take my partner to see plan b live, as he has never been to a concert, and he's in the Army serving at the olympics, would be a very special treat for him Sun Jul 15, 2012
  • Sian I would give everything I own just to be in the company of ambassador drew. Sun Jul 15, 2012
  • Ivan Hewitt I love Plan B and think hes so inspirational managing to become a extremely talented singer/actor after having a rough childhood. Still havent seen him live and would love to! HUGE FAN! Sat Jul 14, 2012
  • Jo Azern I have no Plan B but would love to see him xx Fri Jul 13, 2012
  • Greg Herriett natch, would love to... Thu Jul 12, 2012
  • Jacob Yuna such a great singer! i want to watch live.. Pleasee! Thu Jul 12, 2012
  • pRIYA TICKETS PLEASE Thu Jul 12, 2012
  • Yvonne Hirst 4 please Wed Jul 11, 2012
  • Yvonne Hirst 4 please........... Wed Jul 11, 2012
  • Yvonne Hirst I want 4 please if im honest :) but not greedy, would love this gig for myself and my partner who are great fans. But also for my son and his girlfriend who are both in the forces.Let it happen. Wed Jul 11, 2012
  • Carmelita I make unreal spag bol. Ill bring Plan B some. Ok that sounds creepy!!! I really wanna go!!! Like I rrrrrrrrrrrrrrreally wanna go!!!xx Tue Jul 10, 2012
  • Zoe Lavey Ben Drew we love you....I think Plan B is amazing and would give my left arm to see him live. Tue Jul 10, 2012
  • lisa wilson me and my friend have just been to see mr drew at delamere forest wow what a night we had best concert by far we have been to we would like to have the chance to win the tickets to see our number 1 one man at such a well established venue as we have never been to club 100 but have really good things about it u would make me and my best friend so happy if we won the tickets to finally get the chance to see ben play in his home town it would mean alot thanks Mon Jul 09, 2012
  • lisa wilson me and my friend have just seen mr drew at delamere forest 7 th of july oh what a night best concert by far we have been to we would love the chance to see him again in such a well established venue as we have never been to club 100 but heard very good things about it and would like to see ben in his home town thanks Mon Jul 09, 2012
  • candice love plan b and saw him at westonbirt- i have been to many, many gigs, but he was truly spectacular! Cant wait to see him again. Mon Jul 09, 2012
  • Emma I would pay to go to this?!!! Mon Jul 09, 2012
  • Muhammad Zaki can't wait to watch Yuna's performance :D Mon Jul 09, 2012
  • Muhammad Zaki can't wait to see Yuna there! :D Mon Jul 09, 2012
  • Justine mortelmans Plan b is the best act to come out of London for years. I have been following him for 6 years. It is also my birthday on August 1 st and these tickets would make my birthday perfect xxxx Sat Jul 07, 2012
  • Anne Plan A is to see Plan B Sat Jul 07, 2012
  • TIM LING IT WOULD BE AMAZING TO GO AND SEE PLAN B AND OTHERS SO COOL !!!! Sat Jul 07, 2012
  • Elen Because there is no plan B Fri Jul 06, 2012
  • eugenie stylianou PLAN B - his music makes me fly, goose bump city. I've never seen him live......yet! Please!!!!!!!!!!!thanx Gen x Fri Jul 06, 2012
  • S Heenan I'm 57, and I think Plan B is A-mazing! Does that count? ;-) Thu Jul 05, 2012
  • tia Saw planB the other night at canock chase forrest! Omg he was AMAZING! I NEED to see him again. I LOVE him!!!!!! Wed Jul 04, 2012
  • Kevin Rawlins Plan B is quality would love to check him out live and direct!! :0p Wed Jul 04, 2012
  • donovan plan B - tickets pleeeaaase Tue Jul 03, 2012
  • claire jennings Would do anything to be in with a chance to see this gig Mon Jul 02, 2012
  • Kimberley Pledger Would love to see Plan B in this intimate environment. Saw his #foresttour recently and loved the laidback vibe. Mon Jul 02, 2012
  • Rebecca Bristol Please can I have tickets to plan b he is wicked n I'd love to see him xxx Sat Jun 30, 2012
  • rob pagett I would like to see him again. Sat Jun 30, 2012
  • rob pagett Went to see Plan B tonite in the middle of a forest on cannock chase. Very suprised. He was on tip top form. That mans gotta voice on him. And when he dropped Ill Manors, BOOOOOM, crowd moved up a gear. Top stuff. Sat Jun 30, 2012
  • James Fisher Pleaseeee!!!!! Fri Jun 29, 2012
  • Julie Waters Pretty please! ;o) xx Fri Jun 29, 2012
  • Adele I'm prayin I get a ticket to see plan b ;) because his singing is amazing and I have never seen him play live before.xxxx Fri Jun 29, 2012
  • meelo YUNA hits london! youre very lucky londoners! Thu Jun 28, 2012
  • Hannah Can I have a free ticket! I saw Jacob Banks the other day and I was blown away! Thu Jun 28, 2012
  • Tammy Maguire I need to see this man play. He is overwhelming amazing. His philosophy is so true. Please give me tickets! Thu Jun 28, 2012
  • Cassie seedat Pppllleeaaassseee can I have free tickets to this gig....im a young mum & havent been to a gig in nearly 10 year. I love plan b & would love to see him live instead of on the tv!!! Thu Jun 28, 2012
  • Lisa johnson A voice .... Beyond words <3 Thu Jun 28, 2012
  • Lisa johnson The best voice ever love you <3 Thu Jun 28, 2012
  • sky jordan Plan A did not work and iv not got a plan c. So please please please send me tickets for plan B :-D Thu Jun 28, 2012
  • Amanda Britton I'm prayin, lord I'm prayin to you to give me some free tickets to see Plan B - cos they call me the recluse cos I'm in the darkest place cos of these hard times. I always stay too long, so I traded my cigarettes - but I know a song - the writings on the wall ---- so what you gonna do? I'm prayin...... lord i'm prayin to you Wed Jun 27, 2012
  • steph Can I pleaasssee get some tickets Wed Jun 27, 2012
  • jayne cox listening to the writings on the wall, as we speak.xxxx Wed Jun 27, 2012
  • wendy gibbs plan b, paul weller, uk subs? Wed Jun 27, 2012
  • Pete Farrelly I watched plan b at the big chill last year and I can honestly say the man is a genius and puts on the best show he totally converted me and my partner back to listening to some great music, please tell me how I can get some tickets would love to surprise the other half, and the mod father as well, I paid 250 quid for a ticket then a courier on a bike to get it from London on top with a ticket to see him when I first met my missis, I'd heard she was an avid fan and I already had a ticket, Wed Jun 27, 2012
  • Alun Relf Would make my day,awesome line up. Wed Jun 27, 2012
  • Sharon Lurvveeeee you Ben ;) hope I get lucky!! X Wed Jun 27, 2012
  • rebecca grodentz would love tickets!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Wed Jun 27, 2012
  • sarah blain I need these tickets in my life pleeeeeeaaassse!! Wed Jun 27, 2012
  • jasmine carr i think Plan B would love me to be there.. can i have the tickets they would be greatly apprieciated pleaseeee Wed Jun 27, 2012
  • jasmine i think Plan B would love me to be there! can i have the tickets it would be greatly apprieciated pleaseee Wed Jun 27, 2012
  • Jess Ashton Pretty pretty please can I have tickets!!! Wed Jun 27, 2012
  • Jess Ashton Pretty pretty please Plan B is amazing!! X Wed Jun 27, 2012
  • Lisa blackford Cmon need these tIckets would do anything :) xx Wed Jun 27, 2012
  • Lisa blackford Would love these tickets!!! Plan b is sick so is faith sfx!!!! Wed Jun 27, 2012
  • daisy gilmour tickets pleaaassee :D Wed Jun 27, 2012
  • Jo Montomery This lineup looks AMAZING!!!!!! Free tickets - this can't be true!? Wed Jun 27, 2012
  • claire metters Pretty, pretty, pretty please! Wed Jun 27, 2012
  • Barbie Mills Plan B!!!!!!!!! xxx Wed Jun 27, 2012
  • Ashleigh jopling Plz plz plz can i have tickets i love you and all your music especialy your 1st album xxx Wed Jun 27, 2012
  • sara Would love to see plan b xx Wed Jun 27, 2012
  • michael paramasivan Please please please ;) this would be unreal!!!! Its my birthday the following day... Love em Wed Jun 27, 2012
  • stewart orr I would really really love to see plan b and supporting artists as have been meaning to for ages but life has always got in the way. Please may I have some tickets I would be really really grateful Wed Jun 27, 2012
  • Lauren Mitchell Would love to see Plan B he's the best at what he does!!! Can I have tickets please, pretty please with a cherry on top!! X Wed Jun 27, 2012
  • Tracy Yes ta! Wed Jun 27, 2012
  • emma johnson Can have have some tickets pls :) x Wed Jun 27, 2012
  • emma johnson Would love to see plan b :)) Wed Jun 27, 2012
  • rob young hes an insperation 2 me and it would b a dream cum true 2 this man Wed Jun 27, 2012
  • Jasmine I want to see plan B :) Wed Jun 27, 2012
  • rob young hes an insperatoin plan b and it would be a dream cum true 2 see him Wed Jun 27, 2012
  • Ursula simpkins Would love tickets to see plan b x Wed Jun 27, 2012
  • Jasmine Tickets to plan B :) Wed Jun 27, 2012
  • samantha Meredith Would give anything to see Plan b. Im Totally in love with him and his Music. XX Wed Jun 27, 2012
  • idil hussein hey..... please may i have tickets....pleaseeeeee! Tue Jun 26, 2012
  • Steve Abbott gimme gimme gimme!! Tue Jun 26, 2012
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