Gig Review – James Arthur, Shepherds Bush Empire, 20 March 2017

After a rocky start to his solo career following his time on the X Factor, James Arthur seems to be reinventing himself and gaining in popularity. So off I went to the Shepherd’s Bush Empire for his solo show. There were a fair few of us in the pit tonight and before he came on stage we were optimistic that the lighting guys might actually use the follow spot lights they had set up on the balcony. If only! No, it was moodily and heavily backlit which must have looked lovely to watch but it was a bit of a pain to photograph, hence the black and white shot above!