We are reliving one of the finest music showcases of the year, which the majority of us have already witnessed, on a stage celebrating the U.K’s best artists. A masterclass performance by two British acts in the most intense and harmonious melodic bout you’re likely to see this year.
In the Red corner was Bastille, who won Best British Breakthrough Act, influenced by hits such as Pompeii. In the Blue corner were our friends Rudimental who blazed the charts in 2013 with moving hits such as Waiting All Night, which rightfully beat off stern competition and we mean STERN COMPETITION to win best British Single at the Brit Awards 2014 .
Between them in the midst of the purple stage lights emerged; ‘Bastimental’ - or for the more pedantic ‘Bastimentaleyre.’ A match made in heaven for music greatness; orchestrated so perfectly even the late Sir Colin Rex Davis would have been proud. Although the bass levels may have been a slight shock to the system for him.
Simply put it just had everything. From the solo vocal performances of the charismatic Dan Smith and the beautiful Ella Eyre to the exquisite blend of instruments from both bands. We even had a cameo DJ set commentary by DJ Locksmith of Rudimental to crank up the levels. Rudimental’s Piers and Kesy led on the keys with the latter, who incidentally was the first artist to wear the Mosaiqe Canvas Timepieces during the performance, concluding the set alongside bass guitarist Amir in an electrifying manner.