Irish-Scottish band, Snow Patrol, caused a stir in the community when they announced that they were stopping by Kuala Lumpur for their stripped-down show. Snow Patrol Acoustic was held in KL Live on the 30th of August 2019, presented by U Mobile.
The unplugged gig featured only two of the band’s usual roundup; frontman Gary Lightbody and guitarist Nathan Connolly. Their show included an opening act from Ryan McMullan, a rising Irish artist, who also played the keyboard for the show later the night.
Fans were buzzing hours before the show started, mainly due to how this was the band’s first visit to Malaysia. After waiting for 25 years, it seems like a few hours worth of waiting time was pretty much nothing. Once they flocked the inner space of KL Live, only minutes separated them from seeing their favourite act in the flesh.
Ryan McMullan took the stage with a grin before plunging right into it. It was a very strong opening, with his soulful voice effortlessly getting everyone into the mood of the night. Paired with the romantic lighting, it was easy to fall in love with the lad as he crooned to the crowd. His singing style echoed distinctly of Ed Sheeran, but it was mainly his wit and charm that got the crowd swooning. One of his songs even featured a sample of “Maniac” by Michael Sembello.
Before McMullan performed his final song, he mentioned how he was selling some merchandise outside of the venue. “I’m poor, you know,” he joked, which earned quite a few chuckles from the crowd. After pushing for sales a bit more, he rocked out one last time before Snow Patrol finally came out.
As the cheers reached its peak, Gary Lightbody and Nathan Connolly took their places on stage (joined by Ryan McMullan on the piano) as they began playing the intro to “Chocolate”. The crowd went feral, singing along passionately to every word. However after 2 more songs in, Lightbody smiled sheepishly about messing up “This Isn’t Everything You Are”. “Sorry, we’re not very well organised,” he said with a laugh before starting from the top again. […]
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