Gig Review: The Vamps at the BIC

With a setlist crammed full of hits from ten years in the industry, the Vamps celebrated this milestone with a performance at the Bournemouth International Centre (The BIC) as part of their ‘Greatest Hits World Tour.’

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The Vamps at the BIC

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With a setlist crammed full of hits from ten years in the industry, the Vamps celebrated this milestone with a performance at the Bournemouth International Centre (The BIC) as part of their ‘Greatest Hits World Tour.’

The four-piece band consisting of lead singer Brad Simpson, guitarist James McVey, bass guitarist Connor Ball and drummer Tristan Evans performed some fan favourites from their decade in the industry. 

They kicked off the show with an energetic performance of ‘Last Night’ from their debut album ‘Meet the Vamps’ and as soon as the boys took to the stage the audience erupted into screams.

From then on the British-band brought buckets of energy which the crowd easily matched as they played hits from across all their albums including ‘Girls on TV,’ ‘Middle of the Night,’ and ‘Can We Dance,' and Connor even hopped on top of the piano for a performance of ‘Married in Vegas.’

The Vamps have a great stage presence with frontman Brad constantly interacting with the crowd whether he was running up and down the runway or stealing fans sunglasses during ‘Shades On.’ But as well as their great relationship with fans-Their friendship with each other is so prominent when they perform.

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Midway through the show, Brad took to the piano and the band performed their brand-new Christmas song ‘Seat at the Table,’ an emotional track remembering the loved ones who are no longer with us this festive season.

In typical Vamps fashion at the end of the show they disappeared, before promptly returning for the encore with one of their most popular songs ‘Somebody to You’ and ‘Lovestruck,’  - It was great to hear the band go back to their roots and hear some of the older tracks from when they were just starting out.

Support came from 18-year-old TikTok sensation Henry Moodie who shot into the spotlight with his hit ‘You Were There for Me.’ He performed a few original tracks, swiftly followed by a cover of ‘Blank Space’ by Taylor Swift, which was a popular choice among fans.

Shortly after Moodie’s set finished, American pop-rock band, The Aces took to the stage, offering a very upbeat and lively performance.

If anything, a Vamps gig can promise a night of unapologetically singing at the top of your lungs and dancing like no-one’s watching.

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