Colbie Caillat paid a visit to the Bay Area on Friday July 8, 2011. She was here to promote her new album “All of You,” which will be released on July 12, 2011.
Her performance, presented by Mix 106.5 and sponsored by Guitar Showcase, was held at the Los Gatos Brewing Company at San Pedro Square in downtown San Jose. The performance itself was held at the outdoor patio of the restaurant. It was a perfect day for an intimate outdoor concert, as the sun was shining bright and the smiles on everyone’s face in attendance were even brighter.
While waiting for Colbie to take the stage, the lucky group of KEZR listeners who won tickets by calling in to the radio station, were treated to a compilation of tasty hors d’oeuvres and refreshing drinks that were provided by the Los Gatos Brewing Company.
When Colbie was finally announced onto the stage, everyone cheered and clapped for her. Colbie returned her appreciation by thanking the audience and granting them a pleased smile. She then went on to perform five of her title tracks: two from her album “Coco”—Realize and Bubbly; one from her album “Breakthrough”—Fallin’ for You; and two from her new album “All of You”—I Do and Brighter Than the Sun.
Known for her dusky voice and mellow tunes, listening to her perform live took the audience on a musical vacation. Her music is the perfect soundtrack to a spontaneous road-trip taken with friends down to Southern California–where Colbie is originally from. Listening to her music while driving on Highway 1 along the coast, ensues the perfect feeling of freedom and relaxation.
At the end of her performance, guests had the opportunity to have their photo taken with Colbie. Everyone, including myself, was excited to have the chance to meet Colbie and take their photo with her. She was enthusiastic about meeting her fans, and was personable and down-to-earth as she even hugged some of them.
All-in-all, this private mixer was a great way to keep the essence of a fun-and-free summer going strong. Colbie’s new album “All of You” will be available in stores on Tuesday July 12, 2011. So, if you are a Colbie Caillat fan, then head on out and buy your copy today. After all, her new music will surely make you feel “Brighter than the Sun.”
Event Review and Photos by Sophia M. Papadopoulos
Additional photos provided by Mix 106.5