For three boys that sing the lyrics “we drink, we party, make love, make money” on their latest track, ‘What A Night’, my lord the ‘Loveable Rogues’ boys certainly seemed to be living up this reputation during their set in Cardiff on Monday. The London-based group provided an excellent warm up set as the support for Olly Murs at the ‘Motorpoint Arena‘, and closed it with an energetic performance of their debut single, due for release April 21 (good luck with the chart positioning boys!)
Just twenty minutes after this cheeky bunch departed the stage, the gyrating holder of the ‘Murs Moves’ (his words, not mine), arrived. For someone who rose to fame on the ‘X Factor’ three years ago, this Essex lad hasn’t done too badly. For someone so early into his career, he moved with the swagger and confidence of Robbie Williams in his heyday. He has the whole package: the face, voice, moves…the ‘triple threat’. He treated fans to not only a guitar performance, but a piano one too, something which he explained that he was especially nervous about.
He covered a lot of ground in his two hour set, belting out a number of his highest charting songs, such as ‘Please Don’t Let Me Go’, ‘Heart Skips A Beat’, and ‘Dance With Me Tonight’, in addition to a number of lesser-known ballads, and finishing up with latest single ‘Troublemaker’. He interacted well with the crowd, largely thanks to his staging- at one point he rose above the crowd’s head level on a crane-style lift, after which the ladies man was chucked not one but two bras by amorous ladies in the audience!
Many thanks to ‘CUTV‘ and @WildPromotions for hooking us up with the tickets!