Say you’ll be my messiah – Prides at Heaven, London

Say you’ll be my messiah?

Thursday night, 12th February at the renown night club ‘Heaven’ some lovely Scots put on quite the nice show.

Better known as the band ‘Prides’ who play the very best of snythpop that is currently out there. Prides were touring the mighty United Kingdom again, to harvest the seeds they’d sown at their previous tour earlier this year.

So tonight was all about the London crowd, and what can I say, that London crowd was proper excited! With some dedicated fans queuing in the cold well before the doors opened.

Support came from Model Aeroplanes and The Wild Curve who left the crowd in anticipation of the headliner.

Round about 9pm the theme tune to Aladdin (Prince Ali) filled the venue and Stewart, Callum and Lewis entered the stage.

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They started their faced-paced hour long set with ‘Cold Blooded’ and the amazing ‘ The Seeds You Sow’. Next up was the new Prides single ‘Higher Love’ which went down an absolute treat. It’s always something special to hear brand new material live for the few first times, especially if this is your biggest headline show so far!

Needless to say the fans had done their homework and sang along with the chorus to ‘Higher Love’ leaving a smile on the Prides band faces.

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Next up were ‘Just Say It’ followed by ‘Let It Go’ and ‘Little Danger’.

Big Ups to Prides for their amazing stage setting. Seriously – So.Many.Lights. Plus, not forget about the lasers – pew pew.

Even though the setting meant that half of the show you couldn’t even see Lewis the drummer and sometimes it was even hard to see Stewart and Callum behind their keyboards, but – Hell yeah, it looked amazing!

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The crowd was having a great time, loads of dancing and obviously singing was going on. Which got even more intense as ‘I Should Know You Better’ was being performed. Following the glorious performance, the surprise guest Lauren Aquilina came on stage and together they sang the absolutely beautiful ‘Strong Enough’.

Just when you thought, it couldn’t get any better the boys played ‘Out Of The Blue’ – what a tune!

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The entire venue was singing on top of their voices and to round it all off the streamer cannons were let loose. Unfortunately this was also the time Prides went off stage and left the crowd wanting more.

‘Say you’ll be my Messiah’ chants rattled through Heaven, and as if the prayers had been heard the guys came back on stage.

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The boys were all smiling and surely weren’t done with this show yet. Stewart introduced the second part of the show, casually mentioning a certain ‘Mixtape’, which sent the crowd into a frenzy. If you have never heard of Prides doing the ‘Mixtape’, you are missing out.

‘Sing along if you know the words’ Stewart encouraged the fans.

And with that they launched in their 9 minute long mixtape, mashing up their personal favourite songs of 2014 in one musical masterpiece!

Those Prides guys are just super talented and they have all the rights to show it off with such an incredible performance.

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To round things up and to finish the gig on a high, it was time for ‘Messiah’. What can I say?

Clearly one of my favourite songs and despite having seen Prides a few times already, this song gets me every time.

The crowd went obviously proper crazy and things got even better as the grand finale neared and hundreds of balloons were released from the ceiling.

The amazing show had sadly come to an end but Prides weren’t the lovely bunch of Scots they are if they wouldn’t join the fans in the foyer for an after show drink.

You’ll always be my messiahs guys πŸ˜‰

Mels Jukebox

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