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Saturday, 19 May 2012

Wretch 32 Review @ 53 Degrees - 15 May 2012


Following the massive success of his debut album Black and White, Wretch 32’s Unorthodox UK tour came to Preston’s legendary venue 53 Degrees.

With support from Kyra, L Marshall and Jakwob, who all managed to keep the audience’s blood pumping and vocal cords warmed up for Wretch’s catchy choruses, everything was ready for the main man to hit the stage.



Starting off his set with a remixed version of Unorthodox featuring parts of House of Pain’s Jump Around, a track that originally featured British rapper Example, Wretch moved into unreleased tracks off his album such as Anniversary (Fall in Love) and Please Don’t Let Me Go. He also spoilt the audience and played a recently recorded track that went down a treat with the crowd.

Tracks also included in his set were Don’t Go, Forgiveness and Wretch’s new single featuring Ed Sheeran Hush Little Baby, all of which had the crowd swaying and singing along as if it were a massive karaoke night.

Wretch also used Coldplay’s famous Yellow and Ed Sheeran’s You Need Me, I Don’t Need You to showcase his talented rapping skills, all of this accompanied by stunning vocals from his team that complimented each other perfectly.

Ending the gig on his massive debut single Traktor that had the audience going crazy, you would never of have guessed that he was in hospital all day before going on. He tweeted after the gig – “Preston will have no idea that I left hospital and came straight on the stage and gave everything glad you enjoyed it I did #dashowmustgoon”. Many fans showed their appreciation on Twitter to the rapper for not cancelling the show, and I’m sure they will all agree with me in saying that the gig was amazing.

For pictures from the night, visit the 53 Degrees facebook page.

Carolina Faria