Jamie Lawson performs his biggest show to date in London
On Tuesday 19th January, I had the pleasure of seeing the brilliantly talented Jamie Lawson perform live at O2 Forum Kentish Town. Supports came from Richard Walters and Lauren Aquilina.
My evening begun with a short wait outside the venue, O2 Forum Kentish Town, before heading inside to grab my seat. I say short because I’m an o2 customer we are entitled to O2 priority queuing, woo! Once inside, I made the usual dash for the merchandise stand to purchase my goodies. If you’ve read one of my live show reviews before, you’ll know that it’s a tradition for me to purchase a t-shirt. I chose a black design with Jamie Lawson splashed across the front and his current tour dates on the back.
T shirt in hand, I headed towards the balcony where I hunted down the ideal seat offering a good view. Luckily I managed to nab a seat in a pretty central location. Coat, scarf and hat off I got settled ready for Jamie’s support acts, Richard Walters and Lauren Aquilina. Both Richard and Lauren were fantastic.
Richard Walters kicked off the show and captured the audience’s attention with songs dedicated to his significant other. Next up was Lauren Aquilina, who was absolutely incredible. She’s definitely one to watch!
Soon enough it was time for the main act himself to step out onto the stage. Following his band, Jamie Lawson came out onto the stage and swiftly got going with his set. He opened the show with ‘The Only Conclusion‘ which was followed by a cover. I must admit I didn’t recognise the song he covered, oops.
In between songs, from his UK Number One album ‘Jamie Lawson’, he joked around with the audience saying that they didn’t know he had made two records before this one. He continued his set with plenty of songs from the ‘popular album that we all knew’ including ‘Don’t Let Me Let You Go‘ and ‘Someone For Everyone‘.
Near to the end of the show Jamie asked the audience profoundly, ‘Who’s here for the one song then?‘, and of course, begun to play his Number One single ‘Wasn’t Expecting That‘.
Unfortunately, due to train times and having work the next morning, I had to miss the encore. Overall I enjoyed the show, but I can’t say it’s up there as one of my favourites, as I felt a little disconnected at times. Don’t get me wrong, Jamie is very talented but compared to similar artists (Passenger and Ed Sheeran), I’ve seen better. I think I’m going to stick to listening to his album.
You can make your own judgements as he is heading back out on tour in October 2016. You can buy tickets here.