Reviewed: Pia Mia In Manchester

At o2 Apollo Manchester, October 2015

pia mia

So this week we went to see the ever so beautiful and incredible vocalist, Pia Mia. For those who aren’t familiar with Pia Mia, she is a US singer born in Guam who made her fame through YouTube. You may also know her from seeing her in several selfies with a certain miss Kendal Jenner. One video in particular which Pia has become very popular for is singing at a dinner table in the Kardashian household with all the Kardashians present, who we know and love, as well as guests such as Drake and Kanye West as she sings Drake’s classic, Hold On We’re Going Home. This version of the song also appears on one of her EPs.

Pia Mia was on tour in the UK with the insanely talented Kid Ink who we all know from tracks like Show Me and Be Real, as well as several other rap artists starting up the show.

Pia Mia was on full form when she came out onto the stage at the o2 Manchester Apollo singing some of her classics such as the cover of Drake’s Hold On We’re Going Home and also her new track Do It Again which features Chris Brown and Tyga, and is also her official first single!

Her whistle tone and powerful vocals are what really sets Pia apart right now! Not to mention her sensational dance moves and choreography. Her Performance of Fuck With You was a total crowd pleaser and really was a strong performance. At one point she even experienced mic difficulties and was a complete professional and continued to perform and dance until someone ran on with a new mic which further confirmed her to be a strong live vocalist.

She took a five-minute break only to return to perform a few of her own tracks as well as a few more covers, all stripped back and acoustic which really had the crowd in the palm of her hands with her emotional and powerful performance. One song that really stuck out for us was her cover and rendition of Fetty Wap’s Trap Queen. It was unique and a strong performance whilst still staying true to the original song whilst also being an amazing cover!

She ended by taking off her bandanna and throwing it into the crowd and as you can image the audience swarmed! All in all she was a powerful performer and a strong vocalist who did not disappoint. We look forward to her album release and anticipate the arrival of her new single Touch.

Words Mickey Taylor 2015

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