REVIEW BY HANNAH BRITT: He’s the Scottish singing sensation of 2019, well-known as a lot for his wit on social media as he’s for his voice. Women and gents, Lewis Capaldi – or the “Scottish Beyonce”, as one poster learn throughout his headline present at Kew The Music on Wednesday evening. The household competition, held in Kew Gardens, south-west London welcomed eight,000 followers to observe the 22-year-old carry out tracks off his debut album, Divinely Uninspired To A Hellish Extent, which has been primary for 5 weeks. “I really feel like Justin Bieber…with a smaller penis,” joked the singer as he got here on stage to screams of pleasure from the group.
Whereas his songs, together with his greatest hit Somebody You Beloved, are fairly melancholic, his on and off-stage persona is something however.
Certainly Lewis is wickedly humorous, fast along with his quips to the viewers.
“Are any of you followers of worldwide popstars? They couldn’t be right here so you might have me as a substitute,” he mentioned.
Later, when a big pink bra pinged up onto the stage, he joked, “By the dimensions of this I can inform there’s a lady on the market who’s going to have extreme again ache later.”
Lewis’ Kew The Music present was his greatest headline efficiency thus far.
Approaching stage to Grace, he performed for a little bit over an hour. Because the solar set he handled followers to Bruises and Maintain Me Whereas You Wait.
His voice sounded sensible, uncooked and highly effective. A voice older than his 22 years. If the group minded a set of fairly sluggish, reasonably unhappy songs, they didn’t present it.
“It’s the primary time I’ve performed when it’s darkish exterior,” mentioned Lewis. “I see there’s a couple of kids right here. They’re going to study a couple of new phrases tonight.”
Certainly the Kew crowd was an eclectic bunch, the younger, outdated and all the pieces in between choosing at artisan cheeseboards and consuming jugs of Pimms and lemonade.
With Kew Gardens in full bloom the setting couldn’t have been extra lovely. As evening fell twinkly lights glittered on the pathways.
Ending on Somebody You Beloved, Lewis ended on a excessive and left the stage.
“In case you appreciated the present inform everybody you’ve ever met,” he mentioned. “And in the event you didn’t… preserve it to your f*****g selves.”
Don’t fear, Lewis. As humorous as a stand-up, with a voice that might soften butter, we predict a vivid future for the Scottish Beyoncé.
Nonetheless to return at Kew the Music Craig David (12 July), Rubbish (13 July) and Rick Astley (14 July).
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