Critically Acclaimed Singer-Songwriter, John Smith has completed the First Leg of his world tour in an iconic Leeds music venue.
The ‘Far Too Good’ singer performed at over 30 venues in the UK and Ireland before his final gig, at High and Lonesome Festival at Brudenell Social Club last Friday.
Before the gig, he spoke to Day and Age’s Tom Rogers;
“(Brudenell) Tried to book me a few years ago, and I was in america, and I was gutted to turn it down, so I tried to get it in there. I tried to get it in there last year aswell and it didn’t work out, because my record wasn’t out, so I wanted to wait, and then I would guarantee selling some tickets.
“It just made sense this year, and we just wound it up. We decided the tour would be over by the end of November, and we decided that Saturday night in Leeds would be the best place to do it.”
“It’s the gigs up north that sold out. It’s always good up here, and towns around the belt of the M62, I suppose all these gigs, like in Hebden Bridge, are just amazing”.
Midway through his packed out set, John remarked on his tour, and stated “It just had to end here, it had to be Brudenell”.
Fans after the gig explained their respect for his performance;
Hattie, 32, from Armley said, “I can’t get over how beautiful his voice is, i think he’s better live than he is on his album. He spoke to everyone in the crown and made it so much more meaningful.”
Daniel, 22 from Hull said, “I’d never heard of him before, but i’m going to have to put his songs on my playlist. he’s just really good and his music is so relaxed, it’s great.”
John’s critically acclaimed album, ‘Headlong’ is out now, and his European tour kicks off on 7 Dec in Copenhagen.