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Brandy Clark


Royal Northern College of Music – Manchester


Over the last couple of weeks, I’ve had a tough time, I wasn’t really in the mood to go to a concert but I love Brandy Clark and I was told by my amazing husband that I should go and try and enjoy myself, so off I went to the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester.

I’ve never been to the RNCM before, it only holds a maximum of 657 people and all seated, completely different to the last venue I saw Brandy at.  I enjoyed it more as it was more relaxed

We arrived just as the support act was finishing and took our seats about 5 rows back so we had a great view.

Brandy arrived on stage at 9pm and opened with Hold My Hand, playing on her own, just her and her guitar, it was beautiful.  This is one of my favourite songs of Brandy’s.

When that was over her guitarist and bass player joined her on stage for the next song which was Love Can Go to Hell.  Brandy mentioned that she liked to start off slow and then build up, which she did.

She played new tracks which are going to be on her next album which I honestly can’t wait for!  Brandy also mentioned that it was the 4-year anniversary of her debut album 12 Stories, someone had reminded her on twitter and she thanked the UK audience for always supporting her.

She moved on to what she called her alcohol section, songs like Drinkin’, Smokin’, Cheatin’, new songs When I get to Drinkin’ and You’re Drunk and said what comes after all that drinkin’ is the hangover so gave up Hungover.

Brandy mentioned that she would love to do an album all about drinking if a record company would allow her. 

My favourite song, which Brandy mentioned is one of her favourite revenge songs was Daughter, I love this song, this song gave me closure on a past relationship, I was lucky enough to meet Brandy on her tour last year and I thanked her for writing Daughter, such a clever song!

Finishing the set with the brilliant Stripes, Brandy left the stage and came back on after rapturous applause from fans and gave us an encore with a new song called Apologies and then Pray to Jesus.

Brandy Clark doesn’t need a full band, she could stand there on stage with just a guitar and sing for hours and I’d be happy, an amazing singer/songwriter.  She deserves so much more recognition that she gets.

If you have missed her the last few times she has been over, I highly recommend you catch her on her next tour in the (hopefully) not too distant future.


Annette Gibbons
Hi, I’m Annette, I have been a huge country music fan since the early 90s those were the days we were lucky enough to have CMT in the UK. I enjoy nothing more than listening to country music whilst having a cold beer (or a moonshine) with friends. I try to as many gigs as I can here in the UK and in the USA; I think of Nashville as my second home and I am lucky to have made some amazing friends in Tennessee. Think Country is something I am very proud of, I just want to share my love and passion of all things country music related with you all.
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