Review Lewis Watson ‘UK and Ireland Tour 2013’ by Samantha Tiernan;

Despite the teeth-chattering Welsh weather, crowds gathered to the small yet intimate venue of ‘Clwb Ifor Bach’ in the heart of Cardiff to hear the sounds of up and coming singer songwriter, Lewis Watson on his first headlining tour. Known for his popular YouTube channel, ‘HolyLoowis’, with 58,142 subscribers and 2,881,495 video views its clear to say he is following the footsteps of major artist, Ed Sheeran. The fresh faced Oxfordshire twenty year old has already released 2 EP’s, with another on the way this month, it is evident he is capable of having a successful year.
As the support acts finished off, Lewis Watson finally ambled on stage following his band to a welcoming mix of screams and cheers and went straight into pleasing the crowd with the song ‘Even If’ from his second EP ‘Another four sad songs’. Following this was a mix of songs from his EP’s and also a cover of a well known ‘Bombay Bicycle Club’ tune. The night included a lot of crowd interaction; even the many confessions of love were recognised and returned by blushing Lewis in-between his amicable talent showcase. It is obvious to say that he may not be used to this attention as he seemed slightly overwhelmed by the support in Cardiff. Although, his lyrics are deep yet well thought out and Lewis allowed his music to speak for itself. Mid-way through his gig, Lewis decided he wanted it to become even more intimate and politely asked the fans to sit down and make a small circle in the middle of the floor. This resulted in a one-off unplugged session, and for those close enough, a face to face serenade.
As the gig came to an end with Lewis teasing his audience with his newest EP ‘Into the Wild’, he announced that he’d like to come out and meet all of his fans once he’d finished. Time couldn’t have gone any slower for the waiting fans, but eventually he emerged and began willingly signing everything, from shoes to phone cases and happily took countless photos with the lively crowd. Although still new to the music business, Lewis Watson knew what he was doing and managed to satisfy the demanding crowd.

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