Deaf Havana – O2 Academy, Bristol 18/10/13

Deaf Havana stated that this was one of their favourite shows EVER and I whole heartedly agree with this, as the band were on top form and the O2 Academy was bursting with fans.

Opening the show very early were Big Sixes and there was already a really good crowd at the Academy from when the doors were open. The band from Buckinghamshire really did Deaf Havana and themselves justice, with the crowd warming to them as the set progressed.

The crowd were really pumped and excited for the second support of the night, Charlie Simpson – the one and only from everyone’s guilty pleasure Busted. It was great to see the reaction he had from the crowd that night, and his new style of music certainly is worth listening to. He gave the crowd everything he had and the response was great.

Finally the time arrived for Deaf Havana to hit the stage, and I am so lucky and grateful to have experienced this massive opening right in the pit – it was a dream come true. The band had the Elvis Presley song Teddy Bear for their walk on music and then opened the show with Boston Square from their new album, which was then followed by two popular songs from the Fools And Worthless Liars album – Little White Lies and I Will Try. These songs really got the crowd pumped and moving, and you could really see by the expressions on the bands faces that this really amazed and pleased them.

As the set list contained hits from the Fools And Worthless Liars album as well as a few more new ones, there were songs in there for everyone to have a good singalong to, and Deaf Havana interacted well with the audience and really did have a laugh. The whole night ended with one of their love songs Fifty Four written by James for his soulmate, which he dedicated to on the night. It was a great way to end a great night, with the whole entire Academy showing their gratuity and thanks to the band. Deaf Havana really did appreciate it and you could tell everyone had a great night.


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