Yumi Zouma are from Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand. The band’s name is a combination of the names of the friends that encouraged the group to start writing together. This is their first time in Nashville. On stage, they tell the crowd that before arriving, they used Wikipedia to find out what musicians are from Nashville. In their search, they found Ed Sheeran and Elton John. Clearly, something was off. Perhaps they just found a list of people who had performed in Nashville.
The band tonight consists of Christie Simpson (vocals, keyboards), Josh Burgess (guitar, bass guitar, vocals, keyboards), and Olivia Campion (drums). Their alternative pop sound blends many musical styles from “Astral Projection” whose intro sounds like a Coldplay soft rock song to “Crush”, an upbeat dance pop song similar in style to Chromeo.
They close with their biggest hit, “In Camera”, which has over 23 million streams on Spotify. “I think about every hurt bit / I wouldn’t lie if I’m missing it / I think I might if I give in / Everything has changed, alright”. This was a great choice to close the set.
See the full setlist here.
Cost of a ticket: $33
PlaylistHQ Economic Rating: Worth It –
Rating Scale: Exceptional Value > Worth It > Half Price > Go for Free > Don’t Bother