Review: Nathan Carter at the London Palladium

Review: Nathan Carter London Palladium
Carter livens Sunday night at Palladium

By Kevin Clancy

The world famous London Palladium is a tough gig to live up to but judging by the reactions of his enthusiastic, loyal and ardent fans, Nathan Carter certainly managed to do that on Sunday night.

Those fans travelled from all over England, Ireland, Scotland, Wales and even Germany.

The concert was a throw back to the best days of the show band era with the star in front backed by a nine-piece multi instrumentalist group who provided not just great sound but phenomenal energy.

He also recalled supporting Big Tom at his last performance at that legendary venue. For a performer who is still a young man it makes him something of an old hand.

Nathan sang all his popular numbers including those from his new album STAYIN’ UP ALL NIGHT which reached number 1 in Ireland and is now beginning to chart in the UK.

It was striking how his audience sang along with every song, word for word. Their enthusiasm for his performance had them dancing in the aisles which while a little unusual for the Palladium is par for the course for a Nathan concert.

Those who saw Nathan in the early days knew the talented teenager was destined for bigger things.

Nathan acknowledged that support, singling out Paddy Cowan and The Irish World for kick starting his early career by giving him an Irish World Award back in the days of the old Galtymore in Cricklewood.

Review: Nathan Carter London Palladium
Its thumbs up for Nathan from little Coilín Séan

Coilín Séan Faherty-Connolly is age 4 years old he has been singing Nathan Carter songs like Wagon Wheel, One For The Road, Caledonia and others since before he could even properly talk. Both his parents are from Connemara. Mum Elizabeth is from An Trá bháin, Co. Galway, and father Labhras Sonía Chomilm Learraí is from Lettermullen and a judge on TG4’s An Jig Gig.


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