GEORGE EZRA DELIVERS CAPTIVATING PERFORMANCE AT USHER HALL, EDINBURGH
Singer/songwriter Lily Moore opened the night with a warming acoustic set. Her warm, husky vocals fill the room and you just can't keep your eyes off her. She took to the stage with her pianist and performed a set list of soulful tunes including her new single "17". Moore has a rare authenticity making her come across as unquestionably real without knowing much about her. For someone so young she has vocals well beyond her years and is bound to make a huge impact on the music industry.
Then the man everyone was waiting for, George Ezra, made his entrance. Packed into the picturesque venue, the crowd were buzzing with anticipation for his arrival. Ezra came bounding onto the stage smiling from ear to ear accompanied by his six-piece band before singing his first track 'Cassy-O'. 'Pretty Shining People' from his new number 1 album Staying at Tamara's also made an appearance early: Ezra directing the crowd to sing along, with them chanting "Don’t we all need love; the answer is easy".
The relatable lyrics and his cheesy grin were incredibly infectious and you couldn't help but smile back and bounce along to the summery tunes. As the show rolled on Ezra's vocals continued to ring through clear as day. His lush voice coupled with his interesting attempts at dancing – which mainly consisted of an energetic sway while he shook his guitar around made for a captivating and incredible performance.
As far as the performance goes it's difficult to find any faults. It soon became very clear why Ezra manages to attract such a wide range of fans – not only from his catchy melodic music, but his laid back and relaxed stage presence. Watching him on stage felt natural, like that was where he was meant to be. He paused in-between songs to share some stories about his travels and gave some insights on the new album and how he went about writing it. It was hard not to be inspired by his enthusiasm and just indulge in his soothing voice.
Everybody left the venue in a great mood after an amazing performance from both Lily Moore and Ezra himself.
SETLIST - | GEORGE EZRA - USHER HALL, EDINBURGH - 31.03.18
- Cassy O'
- Get Away
- Pretty Shining People
- Listen to the Man
- Don't Matter Now
- Song 6
- Hold My Girl
- All My Love
- Blame It on Me
- These Days (Rudimental cover)
- Leaving It Up to You