The Vamps at Shepherd’s Bush Empire
Thousands of screaming pre-teen girls, a big stage and a tight musical performance was enough to make last night’s gig with The Vamps a successful one. The teen heartthrobs came to town to serenade the girls and fans, whose screams were loud enough to blow the arena down and shatter their parents’ eardrums.
The show was a benefit concert for the Teenage Cancer Trust – The Vamps asked on their behalf for fans to donate money to their foundation. The performance was as expected for your typical pre-teen, Disney-inspired act: poppy and catchy music and charisma. The performance kicked off with a timer on a large screen counting down a minute before the band came on. After everyone in the audience counted down to the last number, the stage went completely dark, barely lit with the support of smart phones. Spine-crunching screams got louder and louder as the band, featured backstage on camera, followed them out to the stage. Once The Vamps got onstage they kicked right into it and started rocking out.
In terms of the performance itself, they were great: they did not slip up at all, and each of the band members was tight on their respective instruments, with the drummer being by far the most talented of all of them. The boys played their hits Can We Dance, Wild Heart, and even featured the video for their new single Last Night. The boys got the crowd into it with a solid stage performance as well, even causing the old timers to wake up and dance a little bit.
Young with the world in right in front of them, these boys clearly have the potential and future to be a superstar act internationally.
For further information and future events visit The Vamps’ website here.
Watch the video for Last Night here: