LIVE REVIEW: The Adelaides, Twinnie, and Ward Thomas @ TBCMF

Last night (Saturday, September 14th)the party continued in Blackpool as the inaugural The British Country Music Festival rolled into its second night.

Headlining the Saturday slot on the main stage was British record breakers Ward Thomas but before the twins arrived on stage the crowed were entertained by an array of talent including The Adelaides and Twinnie.

The Adelaides are fast becoming one of the most well known bands on the ever-growing UK Country scene and yesterday they showcased their stunning three-part harmonies on tracks such as ‘Reckless’, ‘What Your Heart Would Say’ and new singles ‘Leave’ and ‘Good Love’.

Being relatively new on the scene in terms of music released it was an honour for the girls to be performing on the main arena stage and they didn’t disappoint. Their storming set also included fan favourites ‘Jelly Baby’ and ‘Jack Daniels’ and also standout covers of ‘Nothing Breaks Like A Heart’ and ‘Need You Now’.

It’s clear to see that Paris, Abi, and Alicia have great chemistry together and they definitely have a bright future ahead.

UK sensation Twinnie had her set split in half due to presenting duties but didn’t let that stop her from delivering a show-stopping performance that had the crowd in full voice.

The Yorkshire singer/songwriter is such an accomplished stage performer that her vocal talent sometimes goes unrecognised but thanks to a select few ballads such as ‘Superhero’ and the stunning ‘Lie To Me’ she got to showcase her incredible range and the latter also saw the whole room lit up by mobile phone torch lights making for a truly memorable moment.

Her barnstorming set also included hit singles ‘Social Babies’, ‘Hollywood Gypsy’ and ‘Better When I’m Drunk’ and also a fun cover of ‘I Wanna Dance With Somebody’.

There was a also a very sweet moment in her set when she got the crowd to sing Happy Birthday to her mother Lesley.

Twinnie is a breathtaking talent and one that is set for world domination. Make sure you also keep an eye out for her debut album ‘Hollywood Gypsy’ dropping in February 2020.

Ward Thomas never disappointed live and last night was no different. They belted out a number of tracks off their top-ten LP Restless Minds including the likes of ‘Same Love’, ‘Lie Like Me’, ‘No Filter’ and ‘It’s Not Just Me’.

Their headline set was a mixture of stripped back ballads and foot stomping anthems as they delighted the audience with their spine tingling sibling harmonies and sweet on stage presence.

Lizzy had just arrived back from a volunteer trip in Africa and despite the tiredness from travelling she still managed to hit all her notes, shining a light on her vocal ability.

There was also another rendition of Happy Birthday as the girls celebrated a little fan Soohia’s birthday.

Halfway through the intimate part of the set which also included a performance of ‘Cartwheels’ and ‘Breathe In’, the twins took a moment to debut a brand new song; ‘Painted Legacy’.

The track is about the heartbreaking loss of their beloved uncle who sadly passed away earlier this year. He was their cousin Libby’s dad and the track is all about the legacy we leave behind when you pass on.

It was a truly heartfelt moment and gave a real indication of just how amazing we can all expect their fourth record to be.

The girls are a shining light within the British Country Music scene and last night they delivered a high energy set that had the entire crowd in full voice, especially on ‘I Believe In You’ and ‘Carry You Home’.

It was also lovely to see ‘Cartwheels’ track ‘Boomerang’ getting a dusting off after not hearing it live for a couple of years.

Ward Thomas are one of the finest Country acts in the world right now and their performance at The British Country Music Festival highlighted their incredible talents.


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Laura Klonowski

Qualified music journalist! Writing single/album/live reviews, feature articles, interviews, and news pieces. Portfolio: Twitter: @cherylssoldier1 Instagram: @musicandtournews Email: [email protected]

One thought on “LIVE REVIEW: The Adelaides, Twinnie, and Ward Thomas @ TBCMF

  • September 16, 2019 at 8:45 am

    We were at Blackpool this weekend for the full show for my husband’s 70th birthday. He has always been a massive country music fan. It’s some time since we went to a festival and the change in them to us was enormous.
    We loved the young vibe and new music 🎶 it’s so good to see the next generation embracing the country music scene.
    Roll on next year’s festival. Well done everyone

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