Published on October 14th, 2012 | by Callum Moorin0
Ed Sheeran w/ Foy Vance and Passenger
Summary: An amazing opening song and the encore, expansion of his set was good and beyond great support acts.
The first support act was Passenger, a very talented musician who is reminiscent of Paolo Nutini. He put 100% into his performance and it paid off, the audience was behind him all the way. Cheering throughout every interval that they could. It’s sure to say he gained a few fans.
Following Passenger was Foy Vance, an Irish musician with a moustache. Simmilar to Ed Sheeran he used a loop pedal and made full use of it. Both of these support acts were amazing, personally I shall be going online to buy some of their material.
Ed Sheeran opened up his five night residency at the Hammersmith Apollo with his upcoming single, ‘Give Me Love’ in a rather epic way. Using his Boss RC-30 loop pedal to build up a phenomenal sound.
His set around him has doubled in size, with extra blocks that move. It’s nice to see him expanding his surrounding set.
The set-list included all of his hits, including duets with each of the support acts. Foy Vance joining him for ‘Kiss Me’ and Passenger for his own track ‘Heart’s On Fire’.
He opened his encore with ‘You Need Me I Don’t Need You’, a change to his regular set-list. Following this he performed the track ‘Autumn Leaves’ then going into his final track, ‘The A-Team’.
His inclusion with the crowd during the songs is great, he gets the ‘Hammersmith Gospel Choir’ as he likes to call his audience while he was there, involved in plenty of songs.
Ed Sheeran is at his height of his career, he improves month-on-month. I would not be surprised in the slightest if his next stop is a arena tour.