Matt Cardle Tour
Reviewed by Shaun Howells
Having been lucky enough to experience the album ahead of the tour it supports, we were beyond excited with what Matt Cardle, Former X-Factor winner would have in store for us.
Although lacking the obvious natural charisma of renowned pop idols like Robbie Williams, Matt does acknowledge his painter-next-door-charm, and we were all too keen to see what Matt was able to offer his faithful fans, live.
During the set he often lets his shyness slip away with a few cheeky winks and finger waves in between guitar strums. The audience love it. Matt does his best to tame what is a very lively crowd. It’s difficult to “group” his musical fan base when they range from the teenage screamers through to the X-Factor voting Housewife and then on to the “credible” fans who adore anyone who can write and play as Matt does.
Whilst promoting the newer material, Matt doesn’t forget those who bought his records during the initial crest of the factor wave and Matt really shows off his impressive vocal range as he skips between notes with incredible ease. The fans naturally went mad during the entire rendition of “First Time I ever saw your face”.
When speaking with Matt ahead of his tour, he had promised a more “upbeat” collection to that of his previous touring efforts. This was achieved. His new Album, The Fire is a whole more uplifting affair than his Debut, so naturally this helps Matt deliver on his promise with a fair more upbeat, uplifting and 80’s tinged sound.
For the encore Matt delivers faultless renditions of his biggest hits “When We Collide” and “Run For Your Life”. The audience leap to their feet struggling between urges to sway, sing and photograph their idol. The predominantly female-strong crowd leave feeling warm of heart and certainly sore of throat.
Matt Cardle’s new album The Fire is out now! Available to buy from Amazon here.