A very cold Saturday evening it may have been, but the queue for Brighton’s Dome was brimming with bright, smiling faces ready for an evening’s entertainment with the newfound household name Sam Fender.
A name in the mouth of a lot of people over the past two years, there’s no doubt you’ve heard a least a track of his or two, and therefore no need cover his songwriting, which is clearly resonating with fans the world over.
That does lead to my main observation from the evening, aside from the powerhouse performance from the man himself and his stellar band, which is the fanbase that was absolutely rammed into the venue. As Sam let his winding storytelling spin a story of adolescent love, life and everything in between through his inimitable Northern charm, it became clear that there was everyone from demographics across the board in attendance, young teens to older folk all there for the sheer delight.
With such a stratospheric and short rise to the top of the pile, don’t expect Sam to be slowing down anytime soon.
Sounds like: Bruce Springsteen, The Hunna, The Amazons, Marsicans, Viola Beach