Jake Quickenden: A New Chapter Tour / SECRET SHOW STORIES 🎤
I've been loving Jake Quickenden's music recently and was so excited to see him in London on Saturday 8th October.
As I walked in, it appeared that the VIP meet and greet was still running so clearly it had gone over because I didn't arrive until about 7:15pm. It was really neat to see Jake interacting with his fans and he honestly seemed so down-to-earth. He hugged everyone, took pictures and signed things. Just because he was running late, it didn't stop him from taking his time with each and every person. I for one, truly appreciate it when people that I like and enjoy the work off, end up living up to my expectations. It's so heartwarming to see that in this day-and-age.
Anyway, Jake came on and picked up an acoustic guitar but after spending a few minutes attempting to tune it, he switched to the electric guitar. His voice is gorgeous and I personally love when songs are slowed down and simple. It really showcases true talent when people can do that.
Alex Green. He is definitely talented but honestly he didn't make too much of an impression. He has a very soft, rugged voice which I do like but just... as much as I do think he has some great songs, as I didn't know him and they were all his own songs, I couldn't singalong to them. Maybe if he'd done a couple of covers it would have been a little more inclusive and entertaining.
Bailey McConnell. There was quite a long wait between the two acts so I was kind of thankful to be standing behind his family. I usually go to concerts alone so the waits can become a little tiresome and boring. Luckily, this time around I was thoroughly entertained. All his secret stories were being shared with this group of young girls who were clearly very interested. From his 21-year old ex-girlfriend, dislike of photos, his smoking, history of his modelling contract and gap-smile-brace story. As much as I want to share them I think they'll stay concert secrets! I felt terrible for even listening but obviously intrigued. It was actually a really interesting perspective and insight while waiting.
Honestly, I was quite blown away with one of the songs. I pick up on it in the video but I was in shock. Granted he's no longer the 14 year old boy from Britain's Got Talent, but he has some crazy talent. I loved it! I also loved seeing the emotion his family had watching him. His mother was secretly so proud and then his mother's youngest cousin - I gathered - was amazed. She had teary eyes and was gobsmacked by his new found stage presence. I felt strangely proud of him, feeding of their energy. "Go Bails!"
I just want to say sorry from the bottom of my heart that some people didn't give him the respect he so dearly deserved. Speaking from a place of pain is always the hardest and the fact he wanted to share it...we should feel so lucky and blessed to be in that position and instead the lady, disrespectfully stole that opportunity away.
here for the video on my YouTube channel.
PS. In the video I mentioned that I thought Hobbie Stuart was the first support act but clearly TicketWeb had that information wrong. I was kind of disappointed but also prepared because he did say on twitter that he had no idea what I was talking about...oops! Safe to say I was a little embarrassed.