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Connor Selby

Tuesday 16th May 2023

Amazing Grace, London Bridge

Connor Selby is riding high in 2023, enjoying a record deal with Mascot’s Provogue label and releasing a deluxe version of his self-titled ‘Connor Selby’ album. On Tuesday night he played The Amazing Grace, an amazing London venue with a rich history in the London Bridge area. The intimate venue was formerly the surgical suite of the local teaching hospital.

Connor has quickly established himself as a rising star in the music industry. His exceptional guitar skills and captivating performances have garnered widespread recognition, making him a sought-after artist in the Blues scene. Connor's musical journey is marked by his undeniable talent, unwavering confidence, and a genuine love for connecting with audiences through his heartfelt music.

The evening had opened in style with Logan J Parker, a London based singer-songwriter specialising in soulful and rocky Pop tunes. She was popular out of the gate, with songs mixed with sunshine and tainted with heartache. Certainly an act to catch later down the road.

From the moment he took the stage, it was evident that Connor's skills were already on a whole different level, and he effortlessly showcased his musical prowess throughout the entire evening. The carefully curated setlist was a delightful blend of soulful Blues and heartfelt ballads, providing a perfect canvas for Selby to showcase his remarkable skills as a musician and vocalist.

Opening the night with the emotionally charged ‘I Can't Let You Go’, Connor immediately set the tone for an unforgettable journey through his artistry. As the evening progressed, each song became a testament to his incredible versatility. From the sultry melodies of ‘Falling in Love Again’ to the introspective ‘I Shouldn't Care’, he effortlessly navigated through different moods and emotions, captivating the audience with every note.

Throughout the evening, Selby's confidence radiated from the stage, creating an infectious energy that resonated with everyone in the room. His connection with the audience was palpable, and it was clear that he genuinely loved what he was doing. He effortlessly engaged with the crowd, making everyone feel like they were a part of something truly special.

The encore performance of ‘Emily’ was the perfect conclusion to an already spectacular night. Connor's heartfelt delivery and the sincerity in his voice left a lasting impression on everyone present. It was a testament to his ability to connect with his audience on a deeply emotional level, leaving us all wanting more.

Selby's performance tonight was an absolute triumph. His talent, confidence, and genuine passion for his craft were evident in every moment on stage. With a setlist that showcased his versatility and musical depth, he left no doubt that he is still a rising star in the world of Blues with talent and depth beyond his years.

Set List:

I Can't Let You Go
Falling In Love Again
I Shouldn't Care
The Deep End
If You're Gonna Leave Me
My Baby Don't Dig Me
The Man I Ought To Be
Hear My Prayer
That's Alright
You Hurt Me
How Blue Can You Get
Show Me A Sign

Chris Griffiths

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