Michael Bublé | Apple Music Festival 2016
Michael Bublé is the penultimate act for the tenth anniversary of the Apple Music Festival this year at the Roundhouse, converting this into a New York City jazz bar vibe – only with a touch of pop.
The set consisted largely of covers, including ‘You’re Nobody ‘Til Somebody Loves You,’ ‘Nobody But Me,’ and Billy Pauls’ ‘Me and Mrs Jones’ which was the most well received song of the night by the audience! He also performed his own originals, most notably ‘Haven’t Met You Yet,’ and ‘Nobody But Me,’ which had his hint of pop energy coming through too.
My favourite performance of the night was his cover of Charlie Chaplin’s ‘Smile,’ which was really calm and soothing and showed off his vocals in a way they’re really meant to be used, and was especially impressive as this was his first performance in 9 months after his surgery!
He also covered Julie London’s ‘Cry Me a River,’ where he even picked up an audience member’s phone and performed focused on her FaceTime for whoever was on the other side! It was great to see his spirit and connect in the audience with this odd but amusing banter of his.
The gig was a nice switch from the commercial music that the Festival has been showcasing, and tomorrow it switches up completely again with Chance the Rapper closing the festival!
Full coverage of the Apple Music Festival to come on Concentus Music, as we prepare for our very own Concentus Music Live at The Roundhouse this December!