Review: Nina Nesbitt and James TW @ King Tuts – Glasgow

It’s fair to say Nina Nesbitt is certainly back in business.

A little bit of time out from music to pursue her modelling career further, Nina came back with a bang on Thursday night as she headlined a rather small show for her stature at King Tuts Wah Wah Hut in Glasgow. The final date of a 3 show tour which sold out in under 30 minutes saw her grace the stage in London and Manchester prior to her homecoming Scotland show.

Supporting Nina on the night was fellow Island Records label artist James TW, a young 18-year-old from London who before the night arrived I hadn’t heard of. However, after the set I certainly felt that I would be seeing the name again soon, a handful of self-written and acoustic covers was the perfect start to the night.

Coming back from her break with a completely new synth pop sound, Nina kicked off the evening with a fantastic upbeat crowd favourite Apple Tree before delving into a new track from her upcoming EP Modern Love, the beautiful acoustic sound of Masquerade. Starting off soft the song gradually built up with the inclusion of her backing band before culminating in a beautiful finale. She followed up with People In Love, another from the upcoming EP before jumping into Ok.

It was easy to see that this crowd had waited long enough to see Nina and she sure put on a show that would not disappoint. As the set progressed the crowd got louder and louder as they sang along especially when she began one of her acoustic classics Mr C. This time round though there was a twist, an incredible medley alongside Hotline Bling and Can’t Feel My Face. This girl has talent.

Constantly chatting back and forth with the crowd she certainly left the best for last as she finished off with one of her biggest songs Stay Out which evidently created a mass singalong following through to her new single Chewing Gum which got the largest reaction of the night. However, being back in Scotland there was only one way to finish the night and that was to belt out The Proclaimers “500 Miles” causing the crowd dive into madness.

Nina certainly showed throughout the night that she is back with a bang and that she will certainly be viewing 2016 as the year of her. Keep your eyes peeled for this Peroxide Scottish beauty, you will certainly be seeing a lot more of her.


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Review by Ryan Johnston | | Website

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