Andy Grammer, Natasha Bedingfield Rock Gothic Theatre – Beano’s Review [PHOTOS, VIDEO]
Andy Grammer, Kate Voegele, & Natasha Bedingfield all played yesterday on the "Less Is More Tour" at the Gothic Theatre. (The Gothic is one of my favorite venues because it's a little more 'intimate' than most, you can see the stage from anywhere, and the sound is usually pretty darn good.) But last night, I was absolutely blown away by the talent on display.
Grammer opened things up to fanfare akin to most headlining acts, the adorable Voegele kept things going through the middle, and the night wrapped up with Bedingfield putting her vocals on display and a special surprise guest appearance byRyan Tedder of OneRepublic!
Read all about it and check out the pics and videos below.
Andy Grammer opened up the night and blew everyone away with his performance. He is, I think, one of the best performers out there right now, and he is just getting started. He had infectious energy and completely engaged the audience for his whole set. Aside from showing off his voice and knack for songwriting; Grammer played guitar, keyboard and even showcased some of his signature beat-boxing. He had the whole room chanting along to "Keep Your Head Up" and finished up with a really cool cover of a Snow Patrol's "Chasing Cars."
It's amazing to see the evolution of Andy Grammer. He was here in the Point studios back in December with nothing but his guitar. He then came back in April for an Acoustic VIP Experience at Jay's Bistro. He played with a 3-piece band last night, and rumor has it that he'll be back with a full band on tour with Colbie Caillat later this year. His new album just hit stores last week and I think you'll be hearing a lot more from this guy in the near future.
Sadly, I missed most of Voegele's performance, but what I heard, it sounded good.
Now, I have heard great things about Natasha Bedingfield and I am happy to tell you those great things are all true. She truly has an amazing voice. She has a commanding, yet fun-loving stage presence, and she speaks with a sultry british accent (I'm a sucker for accents, what can I say?).
Whatever the "it" is that you think stars need to have, Bedingfield has it and she showcased plenty of amazing things she can do with her voice. She tossed in a couple cover songs, including "Purple Rain" and "Message In a Bottle" and she wowed the audience when she brought out a surprise guest, Ryan Tedder, near the end of the night.
She has worked with Tedder (Of OneRepublic) on numerous songs and she brought him on stage for a little duet/mash-up of "Love Like This" "Good Life," and "Apologize" and the crowd went wild. The night was finished off with Bedingfield leading a Gothic-wide sing-along of "Unwritten."
Great show, great night.
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