to a devoted and ever growing fanbase.
Manchester Academy has over the years hosted many up and coming artists as well as some of the biggest hitters listed on any tour roster, Oasis, AC/DC, Lady Gaga, Prince, Pink Floyd to name just a few.
Manchester Academy 2 and its 950-capacity held host to Nina Nesbitt who had sold out the venue well in advance of tonight’s performance.
Its only a few weeks Nina was in Manchester supporting fellow Scot at Manchester’s Albert Halls on his headline tour, Nina is no stranger to the city having played on numerous occasions, Manchester’s Deaf Institute and The now demolished Sound Control, both have had sell out evenings for an artist that is quickly and confidently climbing the musical ladder.
There is something special about watching an artist from the start connect with their audience, as Nina comes onto stage, Something Special. Opening few lines. Is the opener and immediately sets the bar. Nina seems to have been on the circuit for a while, which for a 24-year-old is some accolade, each and every time she has returned to Manchester its to bigger venues and each time a sell-out concert.
Chewing Gum and The apple tree, are warmly received by the crowd. As Nina has progressed throughout her career its clear her own identity and maturity is coming to the fore, not only an accomplished performer, also an avid story teller between songs.
Something Special gets a full rendition and really shows what a wonderful voice Nina possess, this led to The best you had, which brought the us to end of the set, there was no was Nina was finishing there and no way where the crowd allowing her to finish.
Back for her encore, The Sun will come up, the seasons will change, was up first and really shows the depth and beauty of Nina’s talent, not only a fabulous vocalist, a great keyboard player and guitarist. A cover of Britney Spears Toxic has the crowd lapping up every moment.
Loyal to me is the final song of the evening, an evening full of promise, certainly delivered, I am certain Nina will be back in the not to distant future and will be moving onto bigger venues and no doubt growing the rather loyal and expanding army of fans.