Review: Jamie Lawson at the Bristol O2

Back in November I was lucky enough to get tickets to see Jamie Lawson at the O2 Academy in Bristol last Saturday night. For a more than reasonable price I got 2 support acts and the main man himself in an intimate gig filled with laughter.

Lauren Aquilina is a 20 year old singer-songwriter from my hometown of Bristol and she was the main support act. Her songs including 'Low' and 'Fools' are a mix of beautiful soulful vocals and piano pop. She also included a cover in her set of Justin Beiber's Sorry last night and I thought it was amazing, which is a credit to her as i'm not a belieber - please don't judge me.

Jamie Lawson is the first signing to Ed Sheeran's label Gingerbread Man Records and he informed us that the gig was his largest to date with himself as the title act. It was his closest gig to his hometown of Plymouth and there was large quantities of family and friends present which gave the gig a great atmosphere. Jamie opened the show with 'All is Beauty' on stage all on his own and it was magical. The whole crowd listened intently to his pleasant tones. If you've listened to the album then you will know that its very laid back with beautiful lyrics and tales of love. After informing the crowd members who were only knew 'Wasn't expecting that' that their "ship had come in" he played his final few songs and finished the gig with some crowd participation, to which I obliged in some very questionable singing. Jamie's vocals were smooth and crisp throughout the night and he didn't disappoint.
If anybody can get hold of tickets to his upcoming shows around the rest of the UK then I would thoroughly recommend it if you are a fan of his first release/album.

Love Rachel x