Review: Little Mix, Civic Hall, Wolverhampton

It’s taken Little Mix just over a year since winning the X Factor to get out on tour, but judging by the sell-out crowd at last night’s Wolverhampton gig they were well worth the wait.

Kicking off with the thumping track We Are Who We Are, the girls bounded onto the stage bursting with energy and enthusiasm. Dressed in denim and cropped tops they oozed youthful exuberance coupled with some nifty dance moves and, most importantly, absolutely cracking voices.

As they rattled through their set the quality of their performance didn’t falter with Perrie, Jesy, Leigh-Anne and Jade each bringing something individual to the mix.

They manage to combine a healthy dose of attitude with an innocence which even a year in relatively close proximity to Simon Cowell has so far failed to tarnish.

Taking a breather to talk to the audience the girls thanked their fans for putting them “where they are now” and seemed genuinely slightly overwhelmed by the warmth of the reception they were getting.

Before launching into Always Be Together, Jesy revealed she felt the other girls were “her sisters and her family”, while giant screens gave the audience a behind-the-scenes glimpse of the girls on tour. And some interview snippets giving insights into their favourite foods, shoes and pets were a sure-fire hit with their mainly young, female fans.

With so far only one album, DNA, to take their material from the girls mixed it up a bit with a medley of songs from some of the performers they say inspired them, like Destiny’s Child and Nicki Minaj.

And while some of their gentler tracks like Turn Your Face really let the girls show off their considerable vocal talents the crowd also proved to be in riotous voice with the more powerful Madhouse, Wings and Change Your Life.

Little Mix may have been born out of a TV talent show but they are growing into a class act.

 

 

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Comments for: "Review: Little Mix, Civic Hall, Wolverhampton"

Dave Griffin

The Boulton Paul apprentice dances in the 60's were sell outs with the big bands playing at the Civic. The bands were Joe Loss, Acker Bilk, Ken Macintosh and the like. Whilst dancing away enjoying the evening there was the voice of a young girl coming from next door at the Wulfrun Hall. All the crowd moved en masse to listen and had the joy to hear a 15 year Glaswegian singing 'SHOUT'. Yes it was Lulu and the Lovers. That was a great night and look what happened to that little Glaswegian lass. Oh! what good times we had in those days, we worked hard, drank hard and enjoyed every moment. Does anyone remember that night in mid 60's

Con

I've seen many bands at the civic from 70s punk bands to today's indie bands. I remember seeing The Jam and Bruce Foxton threatened to wrap his guitar around someones head if they spat at him one more time. When Nick Lowe played there with Ian Dury,Elvis Costello and Wreckless Eric, half way through his set said "my best friend is in the audiance I wonder if we can get him on stage". His friend was Dave Edmunds who got on stage and did "I knew the bride when she used to rock and roll" it went down a storm. Ocean Colour Scene always gave a high energy gig and the last band I saw were Wolverhamptons own super indie band The Lines, who tore the roof off with a class set and brilliant lighting.