LIVE REVIEW >> Lewis Capaldi

Oporto, Leeds // Wednesday, September 13, 2017

“This is my first time in Leeds and I sold the fucker out,” exclaims young Scottish singer-songwriter LEWIS CAPALDI, proudly to a packed Oporto.

Lewis Capaldi

With pretty sweary charm, the 21-year-old easily wins over the crowd who’ve headed out for a mid-week gig with just two self-released songs to go on.

The striking balance between delicate piano and guitar and his powerful, soaring voice leaves us captivated Рa real hush from the crowd proves just how strong a grip Lewis has as he weaves through a 40-minute set of heartache and honesty.

Like a grassroots Paolo Nutini, all gravelled voice and Scottish accent seeping through his lyrics,¬†Lewis’ soulful delivery tonight reminds me of the first time I saw James Bay – left floored by the spirited melancholia spilling round every note. And look where he’s at these days!

And it seems like it’s all in a day’s work for Lewis, as he talks to the crowd with such familiarity, littering his banter with f-bombs, even finding it perfectly reasonable to drop out of a verse to scold his keyboard player for coughing during a tender moment before picking up where he was left off effortlessly.

Expect to see a lot more ‘SOLD OUT’ stamps over his future tour dates. This guy is going places.

>> Lewis Capaldi’s debut EP, Bloom, is out on October 20. Pre-order it HERE. Get more info over on Facebook.

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