Concert review: The Shires @Motorpoint Arena, Cardiff

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Wednesday 20th January 2016 at Cardiff Motorpoint Arena had The two Big The’s’ of music right now: The Shires and The Corrs. I must confess I had not heard of the opening act. This duo consists of Crissie Rhodes and Ben Earle. They are a British duo and their music is ‘new country.’ They were a fantastic opening act their songs really catchy and I regret arriving a little late as I did not get to watch their whole performance- they were that good!

Other songs played: “Brave”

And the upbeat party track: “Friday Night.”

Notably their name is familiar to me because this is literally what I call my hometown Hereford. Back in summer 2014 I even wrote and subsequently published a poem about Hereford and refereed to my Hometown in the poem as The Shire. It’s my nickname for the place where I was born and raised.Β I even designed a mug with photos of Herefordshire + the poem on it. Weird coincidence. Speaking of which when I attended my 1st ever concert which was John Mayer’s show the opening act was none other than Hereford’s finest: Ellie Goulding. Lol!

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