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George Ezra plays penultimate gig in Newmarket Nights series of concerts


By Eleanor Banahan


George Ezra at Newmarket Nights, Friday, August 17 2018. Picture: Martin Dunning/On Track Media
George Ezra at Newmarket Nights, Friday, August 17 2018. Picture: Martin Dunning/On Track Media

The 25-year-old singer-songwriter from Herford entertained a sell-out crowd at the July Course, the final Friday in an impressive lineup of summertime shows.

George Ezra at Newmarket Nights, Friday, August 17 2018. Picture: Martin Dunning/On Track Media
George Ezra at Newmarket Nights, Friday, August 17 2018. Picture: Martin Dunning/On Track Media

In what was a brilliant all-round performance, George’s voice was truly amazing – sounding really natural and exactly like it does on the radio.

Looking good dressed all in black with a black guitar, the first song in his set was Casio, which was lively and really got the crowd singing along straight away. A nice touch was a woman doing sign language on stage throughout.

The combination of it being a sold-out event and me being rather short meant that it was difficult to see the stage, but I very much enjoyed singing along nevertheless – as did the crowd.

George really got the crowd involved, asking us all to repeat after him and sing some parts of Don’t Matter Now, a track from his second studio album, 2018’s Staying at Tamara’s.

George Ezra at Newmarket Nights, Friday, August 17 2018. Picture: Martin Dunning/On Track Media
George Ezra at Newmarket Nights, Friday, August 17 2018. Picture: Martin Dunning/On Track Media

He played a range of both his new and older music – particular favourites were Budapest, Blame It on Me and Paradise.

The star explained how his album came to be named Staying At Tamara’s: he decided to spend a month in Barcelona writing new music/looking for inspiration so booked an airbnb. Tamara was the owner of the airbnb in which he stayed.

Overall, I had such a good time and it was great seeing these wonderful songs played live.

Newmarket Nights 2018 will come to an end with The Vamps on Saturday, August 25.

George Ezra at Newmarket Nights, Friday, August 17 2018. Picture: Martin Dunning/On Track Media
George Ezra at Newmarket Nights, Friday, August 17 2018. Picture: Martin Dunning/On Track Media

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