Next up, the only artist I was 100% familiar with prior to coming to this show. I saw Matty last year in Manchester and I became a fan of him there and then. This time around he had his full band with him and I had a better knowledge of his songs. It’s fair to say that he got a really great reaction from the crowd. He really drew the Manchester audience in and got them singing along. It all sounded really great. The guitars were well played and the bass just made the music sound absolutely massive. It also helps that Matty’s voice is so distinctive and booming. There’s just so much personality in this music. The rocked up version of these countryfied songs sounded great, it almost became a punk rock set. Everywhere I looked I saw people rocking out and having a good time. So I think Matty did his job in getting more of the crowd in and enjoying themselves.
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