The dynamic duo of The Orphan The Poet made of lead vocalist David Eselgroth and bassist Jake Floyd, brought their infectious energy to Nashville with unwavering enthusiasm at The End. Arriving in Nashville as the second date on this small run of their tour, they came to give it their all, delivering a performance with electrifying energy so high it could be felt from miles away, leaving an unforgettable mark on the city.
Taking the stage with the electrifying kickoff of “Summer Daze,” immersing the room in a haze of lights and smoke, they set the tone for a night filled with much excitement from the crowd. Immediately catching the eye of many were their meticulously crafted outfits that seemingly aligned with their aesthetic and that has become part of their brand – Jake in pink and David in yellow. Yet, the elements that stood out from the night went far beyond their fashion. The duo’s energy and crowd interactions made for a memorable night.
From rock renditions of classics like “Jingle Bells,” to a performance of their new, unreleased song, “Daisies,” the night exceeded all expectations for a truly unforgettable experience. Every moment of the performance, the duo was having a great time on stage and the energy was infectious upon everyone in the room. In the words of David, “Tiny but mighty, but that’s how I live my life.” The band’s passion for what they do remains untouchable, regardless of the room’s size, as they deliver the same electrifying energy into every performance. The commitment to giving their all was evident, leaving Nashville with just a taste of the perfect dynamism that is The Orphan The Poet.
- Molly Greco
Photos Courtesy of Kylie Hoover (For Bell Music Magazine)