With winter slowly creeping in, the people of Portsmouth were treated to an early Christmas present as the wonderful young musician George Ezra stopped at The Pyramids as part of his UK tour, with support from the hugely talented Rae Morris.
The crowd was a surprising mixture – from teenage fangirls and hipster-types, to middle-aged couples and music aficionados, all of whom went wild as the lights dimmed and Ezra made his way to centre stage,
With a voice that so effortlessly boomed with passion and emotion, the young Bristolian troubadour had the capacity crowd in a trance of euphoric wonder, as he serenaded us with a collection of fantastic songs, kicking of his set with one of my favourites, the bristling Cassy O.
Ezra’s set comprised mostly of tracks from his debut album, Wanted On Voyage, but that did nothing to deter his adoring fans who echoed the chorus to the hit single Budapest. Blame It On Me and the spine-tingling Did You Hear The Rain stood out, highlighting Ezra’s unique folk-inspired style that really stands him out from the crowd.
Ezra brought an end to a fantastic night of music with a cover of Cyndi Lauper’s Girls Just Want To Have Fun which left the Portsmouth crowd in awe of a magical night of music.