Gig Review: The Hara’s Only Young Tour At O2 Academy 2 Birmingham

Yesterday, we were lucky enough to be invited along to the Birmingham show of The Hara’s Only Young Tour, where Will Homewood, Jason Allan, Galaxy Thief, and Single By Sunday acted as support. The tour was another Alstar Music event that was hosted at the O2 Academy 2.

Upon arrival, there was a queue of very excited fans, and as we entered the room there was a great energetic atmosphere. The merch table was extensive and the stage was big enough to allow the acts to send out lively performance vibes.

We used Snapchat during the entire event, updating our Story as each act performed. Make sure you check out our Story video below, which we have added to our YouTube Channel.

Will Homewood

First on stage was Will Homewood. He fully got the crowd going with his amazing covers and his passionate original songs. We simply adored his version of “Havana”, originally sung by Camila Cabello – it suited his voice perfectly; he previously posted this song on Instagram, and it’s still one of our favourite covers from him. Yet, it was his original songs that truly allowed him to shine, heartfelt “Dilemma” was on point from start to finish; and, as for “Weight Of Us“, he gave it his all, and it fully paid off as we still have this song stuck in our heads. He recently released his debut music video for the latter song, so make sure you check that out!

 

Jason Allan

Jason Allan was next on, and if there’s one act that can certainly get the crowd going, it’s this artist. His vocals were flawless, as per usual. He knocked it out of the venue with his original songs, with the crowd going wild. He also added some covers into his set too, totally nailing Charlie Puth’s “Attention” and Shawn Mendes’ “Stitches”.

Galaxy Thief

Next up was Galaxy Thief, a four-piece band consisting of Jamie Eldridge (lead vocals / guitar), George Bowerman (lead guitar / backing vocals), Ren Wilkinson (bass / backing vocals), and Ben Watton (drums / backing vocals). They were a great addition to the tour as we started to get excited for The Hara. They brought a tonne of energy to the venue with their original songs. All four members impressed by playing their instruments and their vocals. They ended their set with their debut single release “For A Bad Time”.

Single By Sunday

Another four-piece rock band, Single By Sunday certainly got the crowd going whilst being the support act before The Hara. They consist of Josh Ladds (rhythm guitar / lead vocals), Jonny Eakins (lead guitar / backing vocals), Jack Black (bass / backing vocals), and Jorge Wilson (drums). Engaging with the crowd throughout, whilst performing their original songs – some of which can be streamed and downloaded on all platforms – Single By Sunday impressed us all with their set. They added a cover or two in their set, our favourite was totally their version of Busted’s “Year 3000”. They released their EP “Watch Out World” back in June, which includes a track we adored from their set, titled “Nevereverever”. We urge you to check out this band!

The Hara

The support acts were amazing and fully got us excited for the main act, The Hara. This three-piece band consists of Josh Taylor, Zack Breen, and Jack Kennedy; their set was lively throughout. They released energy through their original songs as well as the few covers they performed. We simply adored their version of Maroon 5’s “Sugar”, but it was their originals that truly allowed them to completely shine in every way. They ended their set with their undeniably catchy “Only Young”; the track of which they also released an awesome debut music video for back September.

Overall, this gig went off amazingly. Alstar Music certainly know how to put on a show. All the acts brought energy, brilliant vocals, and engaging performances. We Snapchatted the whole entire event, so make sure you check out our Snapchat Story below.

Here Is Our Snapchat Story Of The Hara’s Birmingham Gig Of Their Only Young Tour:

We have no doubt that all five acts will be gigging up and down the country in the future. We fully loved our time at the Birmingham date, and urge you to go and see all five artists if you ever get the chance. At the end of the gig, a meet and greet session took place.

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Written by Jonathan Currinn

26-year-old writer, blogger, author, and journalist. Graduated from Staffordshire University in 2015. I write under the name Critic Jonni, on my blog. I also write for Channillo, Outlet Magazine, SPECTRUMM, Fuzzable, Modern Magazine, and Electric Mode. In the past, I have written for Fox & Squirrel Photography and the Daily Star. Follow me on Twitter @CriticJonni