Our reviewer checked out Rudimental at Wolverhampton's Civic last night.
They played a great set at the BRITs so I was expecting quite a lot really, just without Bastille.
This was their last concert of their UK tour and they made it one to remember. Their style which includes a bit of reggae, soul, disco and of course electro was as eclectic as their audience, who ranged from the really young upwards.
A white sheet was dropped to reveal Rudimental’s set accompanied with some instrument sound effects to tease the crowd, who by now were creating their own shadow puppets on screen to pass the time.
A silhouette of the four-piece, all on drums, jumped into action as the curtain dropped and they opened with Give You Up.
Vocals were led by Ann-Marie - who sounded a lot like Katy B- accompanied by Bridgette and Tom. Their energy was electric, all dancing across the stage and jumping along to the tracks.
They went on to play Right Here, More Than Anything, and Spoons, with Amir playing the steel ones into the mic.
An eruption of disco and soul with the mirror ball being a key part of the staging for Hell Could Freeze erupted the crowd.
Free involved ‘breaking the rules’ DJ Locksmith asking the crowd to get up on shoulders and scream for his mama into the camera he was holding on stage.
When they finished on Feel The Love the crowd went wild wanting more and singing along to the catchy chorus.
After ten minutes of everyone refusing to move and expecting an encore, DJ Locksmith came back on and one by one the band reappeared building up to their BRIT award winning single Waiting All Night.
Ella Eyre wasn’t there to chuck out her amazing vocals but Ann-Marie’s voice was great. They ended on shouting ‘See you lot at V Festival’.
of everyone on that stage made a normal Tuesday night feel like a weekend
party. People will be waking up with the bass still ringing in their ears and
remembering an epic night.
Wolverhampton is the last stop of the band's UK tour before jetting overseas.
By Jody Ball