The Country scene within the United Kingdom is getting ever stronger with artists such as Dexter, The Shires & Ward Thomas bringing Country Music to life right here at home. A few years ago the very thought of Country becoming as popular as it is now was nothing short of a dream, but performances such as the one this evening have ignited a real spark proving that the genre is on the rise.
As soon as the duo came out onto the stage the crowds’ attention became hooked as they knew they were in for a real treat. Ward Thomas certainly didn’t disappoint. They opened up with songs from their latest album “From Where We Stand” which made evident their harmonious connection. This very connection led to an audience whose attention never failed to divert.
It wasn’t just songs from “Where We Stand” which was included in the set, they also delved into the realm of covers. A well-performed rendition of “Man In The Mirror” by Michael Jackson was brought to the table, and they sung it beautifully. I was skeptical at first as taking a song such as the very one in question and turning it into something different doesn’t always play out well. If done right however then it can lead to something like Ward Thomas did with “Man In The Mirror.”
It’s always nice to hear the meaning behind songs which deeply mean something to the hearts of the artists, as it allows them to engage with the audience on a more personal level. One such song that plays to that very notion was “Take That Train” in which a conversation was had on a train between the sisters and an elderly woman. Her story intrigued the duo as it was a heartwarming tale of her past, her struggles and the proud moments in her life. This led to a well written and delivered song that would make that person extremely proud.
The genre of Country is well-known for its fan engagement. Ward Thomas are a true example to this. They engaged the audience on multiple occasions on a humorous level as well as on a very personal note. They didn’t just get the crowd to sing along; they conversed with the audience that led to many happy faces.
Ward Thomas brought an incredible performance to the Fibbers. They showcased their songwriting talent, their showmanship, and their harmonious connection which flowed in each and every song. If you’re interested in the ever rising Country scene right here at home, then they are a must see.