Welcome, Bruno Major! The London based singer-songwriter made his San Francisco debut during his Noise Pop show Tuesday, February 20 at the Chapel. Performing before a sold-out crowd, he definitely did not disappoint everyone who was there, eager to hear from him.
Taking the stage after his two opening acts, Azuah and Eloise Alexandra, Bruno Major and his four-piece band played a full hour set of hit after hit that made you either want to dance or get you in your feels. There was no in-between.
He opened with “Wouldn’t Mean A Thing,” which soon turned up a beat a few minutes later with “Like Someone in Love.” A few or many of the songs you’re used to hearing on his latest album A Song for Every Moon received a much more jazzier and up-tempo feel. It felt so right. His songs are usually much slower, but with this new take, it was refreshing, and so nice to hear it in a different way.
Fun fact he shared through the night: He wrote “Just The Same,” one of the crowd favorites, in about 20 minutes, along with his well-known song, “Easily.” Nearing the end of his set, he even included his own cover of Drake’s “Just Hold On, We’re Going Home.” Yes. Who else to include in their set than none other than a fellow artist who is also pretty great at making songs that will also get you emotional?
Overall, Bruno Major, welcome to the Bay Area! It was an honor to have you, and we sure hope this isn’t the last time we’ll see you here.