Fresh out of quarantine, JP Saxe put on the sold-out show of our dreams last week in New York City! We danced, we cried (literally sobbed), we laughed – name an emotion and we felt it.
JP walked on stage first to introduce his opener, Victoria Canal. She instantly captivated the entire crowd with her insane vocals, switching between acoustic guitar and piano throughout her set. While she sang, you could hear a pin drop in the venue. Right from the start, the whole room was full of love and support. We even got a gorgeous cover of ‘Yellow’ by Coldplay in between her incredible original songs.
When JP hit the stage, you could tell he was excited to be back doing what he loves. The feeling was amplified when he pointed out that this was the biggest sold-out crowd he’d ever played to in New York.
He let us sing by ourselves for at least part of almost every song, adding that “you can listen to me on the internet, I came all the way to New York to hear you!” Even if you went to the show alone, the entire atmosphere was so welcoming and comfortable that it just felt like home. The love went past each other and JP, though. When Alex, bassist, and Adam, drummer, were introduced, the crowd erupted.
We got to hear each of them shine during ‘3 Minutes,’ when JP had a piano solo (the man can riff), Adam had a drum solo, and Alex had a bass solo. JP even gave us our own solo at the end. Trust us, screaming “f*ck ’em all” over and over with 1,200 strangers is just as cathartic as it sounds.
Even though JP almost moved to New York City a few years ago, he wrote the last song, ‘If the World Was Ending (feat. Julia Michaels),’ in the city the week before meeting Julia. As soon as she was mentioned, the crowd screamed. JP made sure to tell us that, “yeah, I like her too.” Even though he didn’t get to live in NYC, he got an incredible girlfriend and a song he loves. So worth it if you ask us.
We had so much fun at the JP Saxe show that sold-out New York City. Missed it? There’s still a handful of US dates left before he sets off to Europe next year – get your tickets here.
Craving more live music? Check out some other shows we’ve been to lately here.
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