CONCERT REVIEW: Ward Thomas at The Globe Cardiff

Last night (October 17th) the UK’s record breaking country music act Ward Thomas brought their Cartwheels tour to Cardiff, Wales.

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The sold out show at The Globe in the city centre of Cardiff was outstanding with the girls performing a 17 song set list that included the entire ‘Cartwheels’ album tracklist and also a few of their older tracks including the brilliant ‘Push For The Stride’.

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Before Ward Thomas hit the stage at 8.45pm the capacity crowd were treated to a 7 song set list from Nashville’s Sarah Darling.

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Despite being extremely jet lagged the pretty blonde gave a beautiful performance and was welcomed warmly by the Cardiff crowd.

Although she did make the mistake of saying she was in England rather than Wales, but was quickly forgiven by the Welsh crowd who were wowed by her vocal talents.

Then it was time for the main attraction, Ward Thomas.

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The twin sisters, Catherine and Lizzy, opened with a stunning performance of ‘Good on You’, before continuing with their unforgettable set list including ‘Boomerang’, Where the Sky is’, Safe’, ‘Cartwheels’,and  ‘Guilty Flowers’ which Catherine quipped “is the only cool song we’ve written according to Radio 1”, plus many, more.

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They both seemed relaxed on stage and at ease with the cheering crowd who they had in the palm of their hands.

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Halfway through their fantastic set, the pair took a minute to pay tribute to the late Sir Terry Wogan, who sadly passed away in January of this year.

He was the first person to play Ward Thomas’ debut single ‘Good And The Right’, on the radio, and the girls said that he is “credited with our career” before dedicating the song to him.

After a brilliant night of up-tempo country/pop songs, and some emotional ballads the sisters ended with a rousing performance of their huge hit ‘Carry You Home’.

After they ended the set the applause was so loud that the country stars returned to the stage, much to the delight of the screaming fans.

During the encore they performed a beautiful rendition of ‘Who I’m Not’, before ending the night with a toe-tapping performance of their old hit ‘Town Called Ugley’.

Ward Thomas’ return to Cardiff was definitely a huge success and the next time they perform in the capital of Wales, they are going to need a much bigger venue.

Ward Thomas’ record breaking number 1 album ‘Cartwheels‘ is out now.

Tickets for the their tour are on sale right now.

If you want even more Ward Thomas, make sure you check out our exclusive interview with them.

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Written by Laura Klonowski

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