Tyler James

It was a band of mainly female fans in attendance on Monday night at the Glee Club to see the dashingly handsome Tyler James. Go figure…

A*M*E
A*M*E

Support came in the shape of A*M*E who gave a confident performance combining strong vocals with energetic dancing. The London singer, who is signed with Gary Barlow, delivered her own brand of urban electro pop along with chirpy and funny crowd interaction. Aided and abetted by her two beatmasters, her 5 song showcase was short but entertaining and well received by the crowd that had gathered at the Glee Club.

Tyler James

Tyler James made his way on to the stage sharply dressed in a tailored suit with nice shoes and hair taboot. In his own words He’s been “ill as f**k for the last two week” and apologies for his sniffing whilst at the same time expressing his genuine gratitude to the fans who have come out to support him on his first solo tour.

A cup of Honey and lemon is brought to the stage accompanied by a unanimous ‘ahhhhhh’ from the females in the audience as he takes a sip. As the gig goes on he seems to relax and find his stride. It becomes apparent that he has a great voice with a good vocal range, showcasing a great falsetto, akin to that of Justin Timberlake. It’s a poptastic treat for the ears! I personally prefer hearing Tyler’s more retro vibe (Dock of the Bay on The Voice comes to mind), the pop sound is nice and radio friendly but doesn’t necessarily showcase his fabulous singing voice at its best.

Tyler James

As well as working his way through tracks from his new album ‘A Place I Go’, Tyler treats the Glee Club gig goers to a medley (of songs that he likes) half way through his set, this includes Mary J Blige’s ‘No More Drama’, Usher’s ‘U Remind Me’, Backstreet’s ‘No Diggity’ (I really liked this part) and Lauren Hill’s ‘That Thing’. The crowd thoroughly enjoy it. The two backing girls provided excellent accompaniment as did the whole band.

Tyler James

One of the highlights of the performance was ‘I don’t give a damn’, Tyler confesses that it’s his favourite track from the album that means a lot to him. He certainly delivers it with a genuine passion.

Tyler James

Prior to the encore a chap in a nice wooly jumper tried to start an impromptu sing along to Steve Winwood’s ‘Higher Love’ (not very successfully) before encouraging the crowd to cheer Tyler back onto the stage. It was all rather toe curling! Tyler returned and did one last song, then that was it, he was off with the blessing of the appreciative Brummy fans.

Gig Photos and Review by Bianca Barrett

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