Following the release of his fourth album, Love is Magic, John Grant graced Rock City on Tuesday (February 5) night.
Taking to the stage with his band, the Michigan-born singer kicked off with new track ‘Tempest’ , captivating the Nottingham crowd with sounds reminiscent of early Human League.
Grant, ever the anglophile, endeared the 2,000 strong crowd by telling them of his perusing in the much-loved Rough Trade record shop in Nottingham.
At 50, Grant has showed no signs of slowing down, treating the crowd to two and half hours of music spanning his decade-long solo career.
‘Love is Magic’ is the fourth instalment for the former Czars-frontman and provides some of Grant’s most upbeat work, clearly seen in the audience’s appreciation for new single ‘Preppy Boy’.
Grant peppers early work into his set, finishing on fan-favourite ‘Queen of Denmark’ from his debut album, while inviting the crowd to sing the final line – proving his showman prowess.
His encore received a near-on euphoric response when he rolled back the years with Czars’ song ‘Drug’, a fitting end to a triumphant night for Grant and his band.
Grant’s album was taken in well by the crowd, but also by the charts as the latest project has peaked in the top 20 of the UK album chart.
The solo-man now moves onto the Cambridge Corn Exchange for the next leg of the tour, before shortly moving on to Tokyo for two exclusive performances in Asia.
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