Amy Wadge at The Clwyd Room


D’you know what… You can keep your stadium gigs.

Last night we just enjoyed the most fantastic night’s entertainment at Theatr Clwyd in the company of just a couple of hundred or so other lovers of live music.

First up was Martyn Peters who, since he played a belting floor spot for us at our local club, Ruthin AllStyles, has spent the last year or so making a name for himself in That London.

And wow, how he’s developed into an accomplished and professional performer, with a whole ruck of fabulous songs from his album “Veins” plus some new ones yet to be released. He played a flawless and polished set last night with fellow Denbighite Chris Walker riding shotgun on guitar and backing vocals.

Then came a solo set to knock your socks off from Kent musician Luke Jackson, before headliner Amy Wadge just totally blew us all away. In fact the two sets melded into one, with each providing backing vocals for the other, during many of their respective songs.

What a song-writer this diminutive little lady from Pontypridd is, and a fabulous performer too. Why is she not a superstar? As good as ‘That Song’ is (featured here in the video filmed by the venue’s event organiser Nathan Stewart), I find it sad that it takes the fact that you wrote a song for Ed Sheeran to shoot someone into the limelight, when their brilliant talent might otherwise well have remained undiscovered.

Congratulations to Nathan and the team at Theatr Clwyd for putting on such a terrific evening, where the atmosphere in the Clwyd Room, the lighting and, in particular the sound, were spot on, admirably showcasing these four talented musicians.

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