Thursday, 12 November 2015

we pop into City Hall to see @will_young31

Last night we were along to the City Hall to see Will Young's 85% Love tour.

Insiders will recognise that there's a certain devoted following of Mr Young close to me, so it was no surprise to notice that we'd got prime seats in about the 2nd and 4th rows.

Will Young played a blinder of a set, around a third of the way through his 25 or more venue tour.

A mix of older tunes and new material, he has an excellent selection to make a fun and varied evening, augmented with various imaginative effects and engaging chatter with the full and participative audience. Whether they were telling him off for getting caught smoking in his hotel, feeding him lines about the ugly sisters (two suspicious looking nuns in the audience) or simply singing along to some of the favourites, this was a fun and joyful event.

I've seen him perform any number of times, often when I get roped in to taking a few pictures as well. I'd judge this to be one of his strongest gigs that I can remember. He's a performer who maintains a durable and innovative way with his style of music and this latest tour sees a further refresh of his approach.

We'll be sticking around in Newcastle for a couple more days, although Mr Young and his cavalcade of black buses have already moved along to the next spot, in Glasgow.

Well worth getting hold of some tickets for somewhere on his route around the country, if still possible.


Nikki-ann said...

It's been a long time since I saw Will Young in concert, but he usually puts on a good show. I remember seeing him at Shrewsbury and my camera's memory card malfunctioned only a couple of songs in. Thankfully, I did manage to rescue about 7 photos off it.

rashbre said...

Nikki-ann@rashbrj was along at that gig Shrewsbury and instantly remembered it - good weather and she met up wth some friends.

I sometimes take pix at concerts but the security for Newcastle made it clear that this wasn't an option!