Ben Barnes came to London as a first-time pop-star at age 42, proving to anyone and everyone that no matter our journey in life, we can strive to be whatever we want to be at any point in our life. It is never too late for us dreamers.
Originally planning to just play one show, Ben completely sold it out, and due to him being in such high demand, he had to add another. Despite only having five released songs, his fans really came through for him.
Showcasing his vocal range early on in the show, covering ‘River’ by Bishop Briggs, he smashed every single note and run. Ben made sure there was something for everyone in his setlist. The crowd was respectful throughout, making it a safe space for Ben, guests and concert-goers. Everyone had just enough space to lose their minds and sing their hearts out.
The show was intimate in the sense of his interactions with the crowd, with Ben jumping down from the stage to be a little closer to his audience. Of course, all of his friends came to support him too, and whilst he was singing to them during his cover of ‘You’ve Got A Friend In Me,’ it felt like he was singing to a crowd of hundreds of his friends. He even brought his Dad up on stage to play guitar for the iconic Toy Story anthem!
Ben opened the show with arguably his most popular song, ‘Pirate Song,’ and finished with ’11:11.’ Victoria Canal even joined him on stage to perform ‘Best Part’ which is originally by Daniel Caeser.
If you’re wondering who Ben Barnes is. That’s Sirius Black, that is.