The Living Room
December 11, 2008
Written by Kristen Salem
Beaumont is the perfect gentleman. Greeting the
small crowd at the Living Room with appreciation
for their staying out so late on a weeknight - one
that also happened to include torrential rain -
he was instantly likeable. In a dapper waistcoat,
pin-stripe trousers and loafers, he channelled an
old man’s spirit in a young man’s body.
This is kind of like his music- it contains the
soulful and simple reflection of an old soul.
Optimistic, heartfelt and slightly quirky, Beaumont
stands out in the sea of singer-songwriters who
descend upon dark bars in Manhattan. His similarity
to Gary Jules was cemented when he explained to
the crowd that he had opened for him in Los Angeles
the week prior, to an even smaller crowd. “L.A.
doesn’t come out when it’s raining”,
The songs are like love letters or journal entries.
He has an excellent control over his voice. ‘The
Time Will Come’ is one of the more accomplished
numbers required precise microphone placement. ‘I’ll
plant a garden with your tears…’ one
of the lyrics from the song, is one example of his
use of imagery with words.
The handful of drinkers kept warm by his uplifting
stage presence and entertaining anecdotes between
songs, all seemed to have fallen in love a little.
Equipped with moving, personal lyrics, a humble
attitude and an image reminiscent of a 1920’s
nickelodeon actor, Aaron Beaumont appears to have
a very bright future ahead of him.