When it comes to new music there is plenty of incredible acts coming into the lime light and Matt Wills is one of them.
His headline show at Omeara, london was scheduled for May 2017 but had to be cancelled at short notice however was promptly rescheduled for 29th June and I went along to see his talent live!
Walking around London Bridge and around the Borough Market area there is deep reminders of recent terror events however there are also incredible signs of solidarity and love which line the way towards the beautiful venue Omeara.
Omeara is a 350 capacity music venue and club space that has been created by Mumford and Sons star Ben Lovett. It is ideally located in the heart of Londons Borough Market and has played host to some incredible acts in the 8 months that it has been opened. The building as fantastic facilities and the music venue room has a period ballroom feel to it offering the perfect intimate gig setting.
I got to the venue at the tail end of Matts support act Lauren Faith. Lauren gave a fantastic performance, getting the audience warmed up ready for the headliner later in the evening. Lauren premiered her new single Rush which is available from 5th July.
After a quick stage set up change over, the Omeara had filled out in time for Matt Wills to take to the stage. Humbled by the number of people who had attended, Matt went on to command the stage in a sterling performace that was wonderful to see. WIth the support of his incredibly talented band, tracks such as “Ellie get your gun”, “ADX”, “Wallflower” and my personal favourite “Emily” were played with a large number of fans in the audience singing along word for word. A guest appearance from Devlin got the crowd into a frenzy whilst the pair performed “Hurricane” and a short by sweet cover of Bastilles “Warmth” added some variety to Matts first headline show.
I have followed Matt Wills success over the past few months and felt proud to witness this fantastic performance. Matt is an incredibly talented singer/ song writer whose lyrics are real and honest and with the world as it is at the moment, this honesty means that the listener can relate entirely.
His talent is unbelieveable and whilst I would encourage every single person to check out his music, I would equally insist that you have to see him live as he is a fantastic performer.
“Virtue” is his latest single and was released on 30th June with his debut album “Cigerettes and city lights” being released 21st July but available to pre order now.