Nottingham was treated to a double delight on Tuesday evening with both Sigrid and George Ezra performing at the Motorpoint Arena.
The arena was packed early on ready to see the Norwegian pint sized pop princess fill the place with her crystal clear vocals.
She performed eight great songs for us:
Mine Right Now
Take your time
Don’t Kill my Vibe
Don’t feel like crying – latest single
She was pitch perfect and looked crazily comfortable on stage making performing as a warm up look really easy. She got the crowd on her side and explained that she had two excited things happening supporting George and her debut album was out. She also said she was extra happy to be in Nottingham as she took the opportunity to have lunch with her best friend who was studying here.
Don’t miss your opportunity to see her when she is back in Nottingham performing at Rock city on 24 November.
An interval give us the opportunity to nip to the loo, (ensure you follow the arrows people else you will get in trouble – even if they make no sense and result in dozens of empty cubicles and a queue of hundreds) and get a drink. Also if you were up for it take the opportunity to sing along in the Pretty Shinning People video booth where you could be in for a chance to feature in George’s video! Special mention to the lovely, kind and patient girl who was running it, she really spread joy.
The start of the show was very clever, the lights dimmed and Oasis’s Don’t Look in Anger, which everyone sang along to, then Greg James introduced George on the big screen.
George opened with Don’t matter now, as ever he was just lovely, interacting with the audience by telling his stories of his travels explaining when and how he wrote his songs. His gentle nature and cheeky humour came across really well, instantly putting aside any fears that it would be lost in a big arena compared to the smaller venues we had previously seen him at. I maybe too much of a fan but I was slightly disappointed in the crowds reaction to his earlier songs.
The show was almost stolen by the most enthusiastic piano player ever, he was just amazing, I definitely wanted to have a bit of what he was on! The show was just fantastic, halfway through for Hold My Girl, lanterns filled the arena. The production was simple and perfect, he played all his hits from both albums saving Shotgun for the encore.
Geoff you are the best, and in the words of the very excited tweens behind us “We love you George”.
Review by Josie Opal
Photos by Paul Dixon