New York City’s Bowery Ballroom is jam packed with fans of all ages. The sold out crowd is eagerly awaiting England’s latest export, Sam Fender to take the stage. When the 25 year old singer-songwriter steps foot behind the microphone the crowd goes wild. The 575 capacity is filled to the brim for Fender’s second ever show in NYC.
After cancelling half of his most recent US tour, the New Yorkers in the crowd are ecstatic that they’re getting to see him perform. Fender creates music that hits close to home. It feels like he could have sun them in any era but at the same time they fit perfectly in the music climate of current times.
The set is filled with originals off his latest album as well as from the past. He found the time to play homage to his hero Bruce Springsteen by doing a cover of Dancing in the Dark. Halfway through the set, Fender lets his bandmates take a break, and plays six songs for the crowd, just him and his guitar. During this solo section of his set, Fender plays his song Two People, which he hasn’t played live in quite sometime. To help him along in the performance a fan kindly pulled the lyrics up onto their iPhone and held it up for Sam to follow along during the performance.
He then invited his band back on stage to close the set out. He chose to finish his time with the audience with a cover of Oasis’ song Morning Glory.
Overall the set was stunning, even for having to cancel more than half of his US tour due to a throat related illness, Fender still did an incredible job for the sold out crowd. Fender will be back on the road at the end of November, playing throughout Europe and then continuing on to England up until Christmas time.