Example Live at The Royal Albert Hall for Teenage Cancer Trust
The Royal Albert Hall Since being opened by Queen Victoria in 1871, the world’s leading artists from several performance genres have appeared on its stage and it has become one of the UK’s most treasured and distinctive and iconic buildings in London,knowing all that about the venue I was very excited to be going there to watch Example out of all the places he’s performed in the last year for his Concert in aid of Teenage Cancer Trust.
To start the show exciting new band French-soler opened,the type of band that I call there sound “dancindy“ not quite dance and not just indie,a mix grouping it with other “dancindy” sounding bands like Friendly Fires,Clock Opera,Metronomy and Everything Everything with ridiculously catchy hooks, mixed with electro dark dance beats.French-soler exerted loads of energy onto the crowd, making theses guys definitely ones to watch out for.So all in all a great kick start into the night.
With it being Teenage Cancer Trust’s week of entertainment at The Royal Albert Hall, Jessie J, Professor Green, Pulp, Florence and the Machine to name a few all on the bill to play the week of the 30th March onwards at the Royal Albert Hall, It’s a amazing Charity,giving teenagers with cancer a better life,teenage Cancer Trust believes young people’s lives shouldn’t stop because they have cancer,so they treat them as young people first,cancer patients second, they have access to the best possible care and professional support from the point of diagnosis so through the night there were moving mentions in the forms of Videos and a Teenage girl talking of the brilliant work they do showing that the Teenage Cancer Trust charity is a truly meaningful one and helps the lifes of many.
Then after hearing the true reason way we were all there… on came DJ Baller B, Example’s tour DJ, who played for the next half hour ,spining some great tracks, from Knife Party, to Jay Z and Kanye, to Flux Pavilion.
Then the part of the night that everyone had been waiting for began so the crowd watched As Sheldrake, Johnny Drum Machine and David Stewart all took to The Albert Hall stage then the opening track began playing out, ‘Skies Don’t Lie‘ and Elliot AKA Example ventured onto the stage, a very musley Example I might add for the girls reading..any way..Venturing onto a stage which had only the night before, hosted Paul McCartney,The day before this concert I had spotted reviews in a number of newspapers saying how good Paul Mc Cartney was and that Example should be worried with being in the shadows of Paul McCartney’s performance from the night before,one newspaper in particular said “You wouldn’t want to be in Example’s trainers at London’s Royal Albert Hall tonight…
Example quoted this with the reply at the concert “ Paul is an undisputed legend, but we as a crowd could do better.”
Through a mix of the old tracks like ‘See The Sea‘ and ‘Hooligans‘ and then the newer tracks like ‘Never Had A Day‘, ‘Midnight Run‘, and ‘Playing In The Shadows‘, Example,which I remember from when I last saw him perform at a festival back last summer likes abit of a jump,so like every other Example show he had the band,the crowd and of course him self Jumping with the odd spin added in.
The concert had a great atmosphere ,one of the best atmospheres at a concert I had felt for a long time,You could only thank example for that with the amazing energy Example puts into the performs which then goes out to the crowd, Example has a unique way to getting the crowd going and of course boucing and at one point he shouted, “Let’s do this for Queen Victoria!” Cue massive bouncing from everyone in the standing to the very top of the galleries.I Don’t think the Royal albert all had seen bouncing like it!…
The night was truly uplifting literally had me on my feet dancing to ‘Changed The Way You Kissed Me’.So if your off to see Example on his arena tour this year or catch him at a summer fest your in for a good one!
I bought the album to keep the concert at the Royal albert hall alive…..well in my bedroom that is!!.