Last night (Tuesday, 15th October) Kiefer Sutherland brought his ‘Reckless and Me’ tour to the city of Cardiff and opening up for him was the rising superstar Twinnie. The York singer/songwriter arrived on stage at the sold-out Tramshed venue at 8 pm to warm applause before launching into a beautiful, stripped-back acoustic set.
Kicking off with the brilliant ‘Type Of Girl’, the country crossover star set the tone for her standout set thanks to her soaring vocals and relatable lyrics. It’s not often that a support act is able to get an instant response from the crowd but with this gorgeous live performance, Twinnie did just that.
Having seen Twinnie live twice this past year before this show it was lovely to hear a totally stripped back set from her. The singer’s usual performance is very energetic which is awesome but last night she allowed her epicly strong vocals to really shine as belted out a number of her future hits from her upcoming debut album ‘Hollywood Gypsy’.
‘Chasing’ was a real highlight of the night, it’s a fun song about wanting to find the perfect guy but always hanging out with the bad boys. It went down a storm at the Tramshed last night and surely deserves to be released as an official single soon as it has major crossover potential.
‘Daddy Issues’ meanwhile allowed the capacity crowd an insight into Twinnie’s love life, which in her own words is “sh*t by the way”. This one is always a standout from any show the UK sensation performs and last night was no different, the Cardiff crowd simply loved it. The singer also got laughs as she joked that if anyone knows a decent man “send him my way”.
‘Cupid’ keeps in with the theme of not being able to find a man, this one resulted in a fun sing-a-long with the hitmaker asking for all the single women to raise their hands and shout out the chorus “I hate you Cupid”. This performance kicked into a more energetic vibe and gave the place a party atmosphere.
‘Lie To Me’ showcased the Brit’s incredible vocal range with a hugely impressive high note. This will be the next official single to be lifted off ‘Hollywood Gypsy’ and shows another side to the star’s impressive repertoire. There’s no denying that Twinnie is one of our very best vocalists and this ballad really shines a light on that fact.
The title track ‘Hollywood Gypsy’ ended in a mass sing-a-long thanks to the singer/songwriter cleverly crossing into a cover of ‘Country Roads’. This track has become the calling card for any artist wanting a huge sing-a-long from a country crowd and last night the Cardiff fans were in a full voice as they belted out the John Denver hit, with Twinnie commenting “you all sound so beautiful”.
Ending her stellar set with a rendition of ‘I Wanna Dance With Somebody’ which once again had the Welsh audience in full voice before she faded into her smash-hit ‘Better When I’m Drunk’. The end of her set saw the singer becoming more energetic thanks to the pop crossover style and allowed for the triple-threat to move around the stage to her heart’s content.
After Kiefer’s full-on headline set, he invited Twinnie back on stage to join him for an encore performance of ‘Calling Out Your Name’. The gorgeous ballad showcased the British performer’s divine harmonizing skills as she melted into Sutherland’s vocals with ease.
Thanks to her warm and down-to-earth personality, and incredible voice, Twinnie instantly won over the Cardiff audience last night and no doubt gained hundreds of new fans if the loud whistles and cheers and huge queue for the merch stand to meet her afterward is any indication.
Overall the York star delighted the capacity crowd with her sweet charm and gorgeous vocals, she is, without doubt, one of the most talented artists on the scene right now and she proved that in abundance at the Tramshed last night.
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