Josh Groban came to London town last night playing the legendary O2 arena. His show was a perfect display of his powerful pipes. He has an engaging and self depreciating stage presence which punctuated the 2 hours worth of music he sang. (he also played the piano and drums on occasions too)
His set included a range of songs from his new album, some previous songs he’s known for (like his wonderful rendition of Vincent). He also included the song Falling Slowly, from the hit musical Once. The show was just a constant stream of wonderful arrangements of exquisite music.
His band/orchestra consisted of artists from all over the world and the choir Ovation helped to fill the cavernous O2 arena with melody.
The song of the night for me was:
His encore was You Raise Me Up, a song that has been covered many times, but I still think his rendition is the best.
In a world where so many “celebrities” are nothing more than faddish and talentless plebs, it’s was a delight to spend 2 hours in the company of a talented, laid back performer who let the music, and his artistry speak.