As a HUGE fan of James Blunt’s original, intricate voice and his lyrical genius, I had settled down into the jam packed stadium expecting a gentle, poignant performance from the quick witted, skinny and almost nerdy looking Brit.
But instead I was blown away not only by his amazing ability to let you see right into his soul, as if he is singing his songs for the very first time, and just for you. But Mr. James Blunt can ROCK OUT as well!!!
He appeared on stage in a silhouette of smoky red light, with his unmistakable voice and the gentle accompaniment of the Piano. He was dressed in a light grey suit and an open collared white shirt with his wild curly hair, and a hint of sexy stubble. As the Chorus kicked in so did the lights, and a little rock to get us all ready for an unbelievable evening of First class entertainment.
Blunt performed a great mix of songs from both albums Back to Bedlam and All The Lost Souls.
His ballads were even better live, Goodbye My Lover, the ever so popular Beautiful, Shine on and No Bravery. His unique gift to move from the purest of whispered notes to bursts of sheer passion made my knees weak and the tears roll especially in Carry You Home, which was the highlight of my night.
I was super surprised at James’ gusto with So Long, Jimmy, Annie, and Out of My Mind. He can rock it out with the best of them!! Not just with his awesome guitar, and piano skills, but he was running through the crowd like a crazy person. He didn’t just run through the front row and then back onto stage… No no, he was jumping over chairs, darting left and then sprinting right. The crowd on their feet, surprised, yet especially entertained and I can tell you that not many Superstars would have the guts to do what he did, it was very cool and totally unexpected.
James entertainment did not stop at his singing and playing almost every instrument on the stage, (the poor guitar tuner was working his arse off making sure they were all tuned and ready to go for the next song, and the next, and then the next) but there was a flurry of running, jumping about the stage, on speakers, and his piano that he tried to surf. He was smashing huge gongs, and dressing up in fury florescent hats and feather boas!!! Brilliant musician and entertaining as hell, I was so impressed by James Blunt, the cool little rocker.
Obviously nerds are so hot right now!
1. Give me some Love (All The Lost Souls)
2. Billy (Back to Bedlam)
3. High (Back to Bedlam)
4. I Really Want You (All The Lost Souls)
5. Carry You Home (All The Lost Souls)
6. I’ll take Everything (All The Lost Souls)
7. Goodbye My lover (Back to Bedlam)
8. No Bravery (Back to Bedlam)
9. Annie (All The Lost Souls)
10. Coz I Love You (Cover by Slade)
11. Beautiful (Back to Bedlam)
12. Shine On (All The Lost Souls)
13. Out of my Mind (Back to Bedlam)
14. Wisemen (Back to Bedlam)
15. So Long, Jimmy (Back to Bedlam)
16. The Brightest Star (All The Lost Souls)
17. Same Mistake (All The Lost Souls)
18. 1973 (All The Lost Souls)
Review by Megan N.