Our British acoustic king Benedict Cork really brought everything and more to the crowd of his adoring fans at Omera in London at his highly anticipated headline show.
Marcelo was breaking hearts with his amazing vocals
The Aussie-born star Marcelo De La Vega opened up the show and graced us with his hauntingly beautiful vocals. His original song ‘Paris’ was perfect, and he confessed that it’s about his ex-girlfriend on holiday in Paris with the “Walmart” version of him.
His cover of his favorite artist Jeff Buckley’s ‘Lover You Should’ve Come Over’ brought the venue to absolute silence, the crowd was entranced by his voice as he came off mic and belted out the lyrics.
Then as Benedict came on stage, the cheers and applaud commenced. The singer/ songwriter was celebrating the release of his new EP ‘If These Walls Could Talk‘ which came out on April 22nd and as he sang the title track, he looked surprised, obviously not expecting his devoted fans to sing it back to him.
His song ‘Miracle’ gave us all the gospel vibes with beautiful backing vocals and Benedict played impeccably on the accompanying piano.
We soon found out that his amazing backing vocalist was none other than his sister SuRie (what a talented family!). They sang a raw and stunning duet together called ‘Growing Pains’ from Benedict’s album Piano Tapes Vol. 1. Their harmonies and vocals could not have been more flawless.
Benedict showed vulnerability in his song ‘The Lucky Ones’ with the heartbreaking lyrics about not being accepted by family or friends for being part of the LGBTQIA+ community. The crowd was in awe as tears shone in their eyes.
He ended his set with an encore (accompanied by many pleas from the crowd for more songs) including his hit ‘Have A Good Life (See You Never)’ and a cover of ‘Heaven Is A Place On Earth’ by Belinda Carlisle.
Benedict brought us stunning vocals, talent for days AND, a cute outfit, what more could we want from this acoustic king?
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