R&B’s new crown prince is spreading the love country wide on the All I Want Is You tour. In support of his album of the same name, Miguel let me, and everyone else at his sold out Key Club show why he should be considered a Sure Thing.
As I stated in my album review of Miguel’s album, after seeing what a great musician and person he is, the energy of his live shows were sure to back him up. Among screaming women and their intoxicated/bitter boyfriends, Miguel took the stage with fury, sliding left to right with his guitar players.
Stage presence is everything, and Miguel made sure everyone knew he was a star. With a customized mic stand, his R&B hits boomed throughout the packed hall, getting the crowd hyped for a night of dancing. What do I mean by custom mic stand? It lay adorned with a plethora of remotely changed colored lights, and had its own technician (Miguel’s friendly brother, Nick).
I travelled about the stage snapping pictures, taking time out to groove and sing along to some of the words, and even found great surprise to hear the track Strawberry Amazing; a track from his first EP that only the first generation fans could scream to.
The high energy set had Miguel sliding across the stage, occasionally stopping in-between songs to thank the friends of his who travelled from his native home of San Pedro to join him for the Hollywood romp. Overall, Miguel exudes skill and gratefulness for the opportunities presented to him (despite idiots yelling at him on twitter for not responding) every day.
The set went on to include extended versions of his songs, often playing out into more of a jam session sort of experience, and even making one lucky fans’ night by getting down and dirty on stage with him.
His live band was something to behold, especially his drummer, ripping through complicated beats and fills like popcorn, with the whole band a mighty powerhouse not usually seen with R&B live sets. I tip my hat to Miguel, his band, family, friends, and his hard work.
Check his website regularly for updates on his whereabouts, and catch him live.
Until next time my friends,