Feist at Royal Albert Hall
w/ M Ward
Yesterday, we were lucky enough to get tickets to see Feist headline a show at Royal Albert Hall. Not only that, but M Ward was supporting and Mountain Man sang with Feist throughout the show as backing singers.
M Ward sounded magnificent opening, performing old favourites as well as tracks from his forthcoming album, A Wasteland Companion.
Feist was absolutely fantastic; an utter delight from start to finish. The musicianship of the band, and her showmanship and magnetism as a frontwoman, was spellbinding. The setlist was heavy with Metals tracks, but the band also performed older songs such as Mushaboom and a handful from The Reminder, including the infectious I Feel It All. Most of all it just seemed like she was having a great time performing – getting a crowd at Albert Hall to sing along, get up and dance and do Mexican waves is not an easy feat, but Feist handled it NO PROBLEMO! Highlights included the two encores – one of which she invited the audience to join her on stage to slowdance to her classic track Let It Die, which many audience members were only too happy to oblige in:
Utterly joyous, right?! Mountain Man were terrific singing back up and had a spotlight moment performing one of their own tracks, which obviously went down like a cake delivery to a fat kid’s birthday. Ie: brilliantly.
The encore also saw a duet with M Ward on a cover of Jesus and The Mary Chain’s Sometimes Always.
Truly a brilliant show.