Here’s what we thought of Maisie Peters at NX, Newcastle

The date follows a high-profile performance on the Pyramid Stage at Glastonbury in the summer.

Peters is currently on tour in support of her second album, The Good Witch. The latter was released on Ed Sheeran’s label Gingerbread Man Records. With her latest work, Peters became the youngest British solo artist in almost a decade to reach number one on the Official UK Charts.

As you can imagine, Maisie’s Newcastle show, like many other dates in this series, was completely sold out.

The Northern Echo: Maisie Peters – NX, Newcastle. Wednesday, October 18th

Australian indie pop singer Gretta Ray opened the event. And after traveling halfway around the world to be in Tyneside, Gretta sparked an electrifying response from the Newcastle audience.

The support immediately built a connection with the NX audience with their infectious numbers and relatable material. The Antipodean pop star gained a whole host of new fans. But her support spot wasn’t the artist’s only appearance that evening. Later in the evening, Gretta returned to the stage to sing with the headliner on a beautiful rendition of “History of Man.”

Many fans in front of the stage had attended a VIP meeting with the headliner earlier in the day and were proudly wearing their souvenir lanyards. Maisie had performed an acoustic set for these guests. And some of them got lead roles in the show. But how – you might ask? Some fans were given the task of capturing moments during the concert using very fashionable looking cameras provided by tour sponsor Paper Shoot. A refreshing change from cell phone cameras, maybe you agree?

The Northern Echo: Maisie Peters – NX, Newcastle. Wednesday, October 18th

Maisie Peters has just returned from a two-and-a-half month stay in the US, where she played a series of dates. But being back on home soil was always a special occasion.

The impressive stage set was flanked by inflatable clouds, band risers and beautiful lighting. As the lights went down, the band performed and Maisie took the stage to feverish screams from the audience. The set began with the opening numbers “The Good Witch,” “Coming of Age” and “Body Better.”

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The beauty of Maisie’s repertoire is that the songs come from real experiences such as love, loss and relationships that we have all experienced throughout our lives. The songs in the set contained big hooks and equally extensive backstories. The headliner then explained a lot about the inspiration behind the tracks in her set before each number.

Additionally, Maisie Peters has tons of star power and stage presence. When the singer asked fans on their cell phones to turn on the lights, the audience didn’t ask twice. Of course, the sold-out audience knew every word of every song and didn’t hold back for a moment.

A medley of fan favorites mid-set was one of the evening’s many highlights. Maisie Peters’ repertoire spans many genres, with songs that fall somewhere between rock, pop and country. And she does them all well, in a way that gives every song in the set an almost anthemic quality.

The Northern Echo: Maisie Peters – NX, Newcastle. Wednesday, October 18th

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There are no more anthemic songs on this topic than the conclusion of “Lost The Breakup”. The final track of the night may be a song about loss, but there was only one winner on Wednesday night – and that was Maisie Peters.

The singer may be in the shadow of her mentor Ed Sheeran, but based on this performance she may be following in his footsteps as her tour continues towards a sold-out show at the OVO Arena Wembley on November 3rd.

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