Now considered one of the leading male pop artists in the UK, the Granite City’s AECC last night welcomed back cheeky Essex man Olly Murs – and hearts certainly skipped a beat.
The year has proved to be another successful one for the singer- songwriter, seeing him celebrate the release of his sixth studio album – You Know I Know.
With group Rak-Su – who rose to fame in 2017 after winning the fourteenth series of The X Factor – successfully hyping up the crowd, Murs took to the arena to a mass of screaming fans. And he immediately filled the arena with a sense of childhood fun and innocence.
There was an abundance of sing-along opportunities for the crowd from the get-go, which made for an excellent atmosphere.
Mixing a selection of his new anthems with classic chart-topping hits like Heart Skips a Beat and Please Don’t Let Me Go, his eclectic music style was certainly evident.
This met with his incredibly energetic presence and quirky humour made for a great show. And the star was also sure to be engaging with his audience during the evening, often taking regular breaks between songs to encourage everyone on their feet.
A highlight of the night was a showcase of the lead single on his latest album, Moves – which also happens to be on the soundtrack for Johnny English Strikes Again.
While his performances of You Know I Know and Talking to Yourself were well-executed with strong vocals and fabulous dance numbers.
Other notable aspects were the incredible backing singers and musicians, and captivating production displays.
All in all, it was a fun-filled evening.
Despite the singer being criticised for his vocals in the past, there is no denying he is a natural entertainer that has an unaffected connection with his audiences. For fans of Murs, you’re guaranteed to get something out of his shows.