Before you read on, you must know that I fell in love with Miguel when he first begun in career. I was lucky enough to see him perform live supporting artists such as the talented Alicia Keys in Brooklyn, to now having his own world tour that is a sellout. So, without meaning to, I’m probably bias towards Miguel because in my eyes he can do no wrong!
Nevertheless… playing at Melbourne’s favourite venue, the Forum theatre; it suited Miguel’s style to a T! Playing songs from his favourite album, Wildheart, you could describe Miguel as a new form of R&B. Incorporating rock, funk hip-hop and electronic styles into his music, it makes this singer/songwriter stand out from the rest, but somehow still has a nostalgic feel that gives anyone a sense of familiarly to his music.
Playing ‘All I Want Is You’ from his very first album and more favourites the crowd couldn’t get enough of such as ‘Adorn’, ‘Kaleidoscope Dream’, ‘How Many Drinks?’, ‘Pineapple Skies’… well let’s be honest, the list goes on and they’re all favourites!
It wouldn’t be a gig at the Forum if there wasn’t an encore, so of course after the chanting of ‘one more song’ the singer came back with one of his latest tracks, ‘Remind Me To Forget’. His performance throughout the night was amazing and his stage presence was mesmerising. Combined with his interaction with the crowd and his beautiful vocals, it’s no wonder his tour is kicking on throughout the rest of the world until September and we can’t wait to have him back, playing again!
Wednesday July 18
Reviewed by Patricia Bove
Photo by Jordan Munns