As a heads up, if you’re planning on visiting the O2 Academy, Oxford then plan an alternate means of transport to a car. Because parking in the area is an absolute nightmare! Luckily we managed to find a parking spot outside some shops across the road and managed to get in just before the show started. Sol was the support act again, and my opinion still remains that he’s a phenomenally talented singer and can of course write songs, but I’d quite like to see a full band around him because just him by himself doesn’t quite work for me.
He perfected 8 or 9 songs before stating that he’ll be “back in 10 minutes to perform Attack of The Grey Lantern”. And I have to say, I would have been happy just with the solo stuff, as I missed his solo tour last year I loved every second of the first performance of the night, probably more so than a lot of the room.
They all returned to the stage, as the intro to “The Chad Who Loved Me” began ringing around the venue, that intro is probably one of my favourite build ups to a song ever and it was majestic to hear it played live, and it’s safe to say that Paul Draper’s voice has aged like a fine wine, hitting every single note with such ease.