Jake Bugg delivers sterling performance at Sheffield’s O2 Academy

A sold out crowd filled the O2 Academy last night to see musician Jake Bugg last night who is on tour following the release of his latest album ‘On My One’.

The 22-year-old from Nottingham was first brought to the mainstream attention in 2012 with his chart topping self-titled debut.

Beginning the set acoustically, Bugg performed the title single from his latest LP. A relatable track for the northern audience as he sings, “I’m just a poor boy from Nottingham”.

The band soon joined him on stage, breaking into ‘Two Fingers’ a rip-roaring folk hit from his debut, which had the crowd singing every word.

Mid-set Bugg made sure to cover songs from his extremely successful, sophomore album ‘Shangri-la’, such as the fast paced, Alex Turner-esque single, ‘Slumville Sunrise’.

The crowd were not as active to these tracks as you would imagine. This could be down to the fact that Bugg has such a wide audience from screaming girls to middle-aged folk lovers, that together they can spark friction.

Finishing his last drink and stating, “I’m drunk enough already I think” Bugg then plays the penultimate track ‘Broken’ an intimate ballad and the highlight of the evening.

Bugg concludes the set with his most famous hit ‘Lightning Bolt’ a thunderous retro-folk song from his debut which left the crowd truly satisfied as they stormed to the merch stand.

 

 

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