On Tuesday (the 23rd April) I went to see King Charles with my sister at the Lemon Tree in Aberdeen. My sister had introduced me to King Charles' music last year as she made me a mix tape for my birthday included his song Love Lust. We bought our tickets back in December and had been waiting eagerly for the night to arrive. My sister and I arrived approximately half an hour early and waited outside (in the cold!) with her friend Molly before entering the Lemon Tree.

The first support act were called Liberty Ship, and they were four guys from Sheffield. The guitar and bass player were both nothing special, but the lead singer did have a good voice and the drummer was also very talented. What was lacking was their songs; they only had about 2 verses and a chorus, and the lyrics were cliché and samey. Overall, they weren't that great but were a nice warm up to the next performances.

The second act were a French band called We Were Evergreen. I was really excited to hear them as my sister is a fan and her friend Molly is such a big fan that she only came to see these guys and not King Charles (that's commitment!). As for the band, they were incredible. Their songs are upbeat and light-hearted, and got everybody moving and excited for King Charles.

At around quarter to 10, King Charles took to the stage. The songs were brilliantly ordered; to get the crowd going he started with alternative rock versions of his own songs, and then slowly transitioned into the classics that everybody knew off of his album Love Blood

For the encore, he played a beautiful acoustic piece on his own. I believe the song was new, and as no one knew the words the entire room was silent while we listened. Then he played Love Lust which is probably his most famous song with the rest of the band, and the entire audience singing along. 

Finally, the night ended when Liberty Ship were invited back onto the stage and performed King Charles' version of We Didn't Start The Fire by Billy Joel with King Charles and the rest of his band. It was very clear that the two bands were friends, and the different musicians teamed up together to play the song. What was really amazing to watch was when the drummer from Liberty Ship took over from the drummer from King Charles' band and played the song (which was very heavy on the drums) perfectly, with all of the other musicians singing and playing around him for support. It was such a happy scene to watch, and perfectly finished what had been a really great evening.

After the band were finished and had walked off stage, my sister and I went over to the table of merchandise where We Were Evergreen were signing things. We bought an EP (£6) and a poster (£4), both of which were signed by the band. They were really lovely to talk to and were very appreciative of my sister and her friend for being long-term fans.

If you want to see video clips from the gig, then my sister has a youtube channel that you should all go and subscribe to as she will be putting her video from the gig up soon!

Who was the last person you saw live and how was it?



I also wanted to quickly mention that the Cosmopolitan Blog Awards 2013 have opened again! I am really excited about these as they are a huge deal, and while my little blog doesn't stand a chance against some of the bigger competitors, it would mean the world to me even just to be nominated in the Best New Beauty Blog category. I really appreciate any support you guys give me and thanks to any of you who nominate me!

Cosmopolitan Blog Awards 2013

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On Tuesday (the 23rd April) I went to see King Charles with my sister at the Lemon Tree in Aberdeen. My sister had introduced me to King Charles' music last year as she made me a mix tape for my birthday included his song Love Lust. We bought our tickets back in December and had been waiting eagerly for the night to arrive. My sister and I arrived approximately half an hour early and waited outside (in the cold!) with her friend Molly before entering the Lemon Tree.

The first support act were called Liberty Ship, and they were four guys from Sheffield. The guitar and bass player were both nothing special, but the lead singer did have a good voice and the drummer was also very talented. What was lacking was their songs; they only had about 2 verses and a chorus, and the lyrics were cliché and samey. Overall, they weren't that great but were a nice warm up to the next performances.

The second act were a French band called We Were Evergreen. I was really excited to hear them as my sister is a fan and her friend Molly is such a big fan that she only came to see these guys and not King Charles (that's commitment!). As for the band, they were incredible. Their songs are upbeat and light-hearted, and got everybody moving and excited for King Charles.

At around quarter to 10, King Charles took to the stage. The songs were brilliantly ordered; to get the crowd going he started with alternative rock versions of his own songs, and then slowly transitioned into the classics that everybody knew off of his album Love Blood

For the encore, he played a beautiful acoustic piece on his own. I believe the song was new, and as no one knew the words the entire room was silent while we listened. Then he played Love Lust which is probably his most famous song with the rest of the band, and the entire audience singing along. 

Finally, the night ended when Liberty Ship were invited back onto the stage and performed King Charles' version of We Didn't Start The Fire by Billy Joel with King Charles and the rest of his band. It was very clear that the two bands were friends, and the different musicians teamed up together to play the song. What was really amazing to watch was when the drummer from Liberty Ship took over from the drummer from King Charles' band and played the song (which was very heavy on the drums) perfectly, with all of the other musicians singing and playing around him for support. It was such a happy scene to watch, and perfectly finished what had been a really great evening.

After the band were finished and had walked off stage, my sister and I went over to the table of merchandise where We Were Evergreen were signing things. We bought an EP (£6) and a poster (£4), both of which were signed by the band. They were really lovely to talk to and were very appreciative of my sister and her friend for being long-term fans.

If you want to see video clips from the gig, then my sister has a youtube channel that you should all go and subscribe to as she will be putting her video from the gig up soon!

Who was the last person you saw live and how was it?



I also wanted to quickly mention that the Cosmopolitan Blog Awards 2013 have opened again! I am really excited about these as they are a huge deal, and while my little blog doesn't stand a chance against some of the bigger competitors, it would mean the world to me even just to be nominated in the Best New Beauty Blog category. I really appreciate any support you guys give me and thanks to any of you who nominate me!

Cosmopolitan Blog Awards 2013

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