Me and the Aussie went to watch James Blunt in concert this week in Darwin with a couple of my friends and I have to say he was pretty amazing! Much better than I expected and I do like his music quite a bit.
He was also supported by an Aussie band called Busby Marou who were really cool as well. I recognised a few of their songs and have stuck their album on the download list so I can listen to them again.
James was a really good entertainer bouncing around the stage and switching between his guitar, banjo and piano and really engaged with the audience. He even made sure that those in the front few rows could still see properly when a lot of people in the audience surged forward to the front which was pretty cool of him.
He played all his big hits and some I didn’t know as well but that didn’t matter as they were great songs.
At one stage the audience demanded that he sign Beautiful and his response was well of course I will but at the end I don’t want you all leaving yet and he was true to his word.
I was also very happy as he played my current favourite song Bonfire Heart. I have that song on repeat sometimes on the iPhone and it was an amazing last song.
I don’t think anyone would have been disappointed by the show and would highly recommend going to see him if you get the opportunity.
I asked the Aussie if he enjoyed it and he said it was a lot better than he expected which is good going seeing as James Blunt is really not his style of music. I spotted him taking videos and photos so I think he liked it quite a bit!