For the 25th anniversary of her landmark album ‘Left Of The Middle,’ Natalie Imbruglia gathers people around the country to sing along to the hits we all know so well. On an October evening, people queue up at the O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire to witness this Australian sensation.
As people find their seats and fill the stall area, the lights go off, and Cornish rising star Marcus McCoan hits the stage and opens the night. Accompanied by his band, McCoan is presented with the tough task of entertaining a foreign crowd, but he is certainly up for the task.
Rocking a beige tartan shirt jacket with baggy blue jeans, McCoan kicks off the show with two unreleased tracks, ‘Phase Me’ and ‘Chemical,’ backed up by captivating visuals and strong stage presence. Next up, McCoan charms the crowd with a marvelous cover of Florence and The Machine’s hit ‘You’ve Got The Love’ that gets the crowd moving.
As a show finisher, Marcus McCoan saves the best for last with the dynamic ‘Hair Down’ that got people looking him up on social media. For a second show out of the tour, Marcus McCoan put on a very impressive performance that turned an unfamiliar audience into fans and him into a one-to-watch artist.
After a half an hour’s break, Natalie Imbruglia makes her way to the stage with a new release ‘What It Feels Like’ from last year’s record ‘Firebird.’ Throughout her set of 18 songs, the entirety of Shepherd’s Bush Empire went down memory lane, singing along to mega-hits like ‘Wishing I was There,’ ‘Shiver,’ Imbruglia’s favorite ‘Pigeons and Crumbs’ and the unbelievable ‘Torn’ with a special appearance by Phil Thornalley.
The evening was more than special, to say the least. The rising star Marcus McCoan wowed everyone with his natural talent and remarkable singing abilities. His cool and collected attitude and incredible dedication to the craft make him one of the most promising one-to-watch artists out of the UK.
For those intrigued, check out Marcus McCoan’s exclusive video for ‘Try Me.’