Of all the gigs I have attended this year one that I looked forward to the most was Jamie T. In my opinion he’s one of the most talented and unique musicians of our generation, combining severals genres of music to create what is now his extensive discography. Not only is he a singer but an artist, and from his live shows he’s proven that he is also a performer.
The support band, Wytches, unfortunately were not anything to rave about. After hearing everyone hype them up running up to the show, their set was fairly average, and the crowd was dead. I wasn’t disheartened, however, as there was no doubt Jamie T was set to put on an memorable performance.
After cancelling a few of his shows due to sickness, I was worried that Jamie T wouldn’t be performing to this best of his abilities. How wrong I was. Although the set list was shortened slightly, he came on stage singing his heart out with his dedicated fans. Opening to ‘Power Over Men’ couldn’t have been a better choice, it’s a bouncy track that without a doubt got every body in the room moving. If the set was to carry on in the same way, this show was going to be one to remember. And that it was.
He went through fan favourites such as ‘368’,’If you got the money’ and ‘Shelia’, which particularly got the crowd jumping and singing. He sang songs from both his new album and older albums, reminding us of his consistency to produce fantastic tracks.
And when we thought it couldn’t get any better, he played ‘Sticks and Stones’ along with ‘Zombie’ to close the set, two of his most popular songs. Everyone sang along, knowing every word, hurling themselves around the room without a care. It was the end of the show so there was nothing to loose. Circle pits, crowd surfers and ultimate chaos saw Jamie T leave the stage and put an end to an incredible performance.