Supporting James TW, Christy hit the stage at the O2 Academy Islington last week.
For those just finding out about Christy, you’re in for a real treat!
Having started off his career as a busker on the streets of Glasgow, Christy drew in large crowds and gained local fame. The multi-talented singer began taking trips to Europe to busk, where he signed with an acting agency and began to dive into acting.
However, music was always his calling, realising he hadn’t written a song in years. So he found a studio up some stairs in a tower in the historic Opera Garnier in Paris, where the production for one of his TV shows was based. In there was a piano and, between takes, Christy would hide, learning the instrument and eventually writing more music.
Now back home and with his feet firmly back in music, Christy has kickstarted the next stage of his artistic journey in style and we got to experience it last week.
Now I think we can all agree that supporting another artist on tour is probably the most nerve-racking thing for an artist to do as it’s always impossible to predict how the crowd will react to hearing your songs for the first time. But, luckily for Christy, the crowd immediately responded to his music in the most wholesome way ever.
With a packed-out room from front to back, Christy mesmerised the crowd with his soul-baring and earnest lyrics backed by blissful acoustic melodies and his astonishing vocal range. There are not many artists that can take control of the room and get complete silence when performing a stripped-back version of a song and the cheers proved he had completely won over the audience.
In my opinion, Christy’s set was way too short and I wished it was a lot longer however luckily for me and you, Christy has just announced his first headline show in three years. Taking place at The Waiting Room in London on 23rd May.