It's no secret around these parts that I love James Bay so I was super excited to get tickets to see him live at Brixton Academy in September last year. I didn't take along my camera, so reviewing the gig on my blog never quite happened. However, I do have a few photos from the night and a lot of amazing highlights to share with you so I thought I finally would put thoughts and opinions to type?!

The day Chaos and The Calm launched in the UK was the day I rushed out to go and buy it. You can read my full review on his album and find out for yourself what to expect with his music but I'm sure you already know the majority of his tunes!

I hadn't been to a gig in AGES when I went to see him. I managed to wriggle pretty much front row with my sister and I didn't stop beaming from ear to ear from the moment he walked on until the moment he walked away and the lights went off.

The highlight of the night was Ronnie Wood from The Rolling Stones making a surprise appearance to sing (You Know) I'm Losing You with James himself. Ronnie's guitar solo was terrific and really made the audience go wild. As soon as James got back on the guitar and took over, I knew that their collaboration was not only for the gig but they had formed a strong friendship since Ronnie awarded James an award at the GQ Moty 2015 Awards.

image credit: rolling stones 

I have treasured the photos and videos I took from the night and James Bay has remained one of my firm favourite artists of 2015 and even this year too! I'm so excited for him to release his next album and to hopefully catch him at some festivals this summer!

I am very excited to announce that Chill Insurance are currently running a competition for one lucky person to win The Boss that is Bruce Springsteen at Croke Park this summer! Tickets for the show have SOLD OUT so you will be super lucky indeed if you do win! All you have to do is head on over to this competition page, fill in your details and sit tight to hear back if you've won! Good luck :)

Competition CLOSED!!!!!!!!!

Disclaimer: This post is is in collaboration with Chill Insurance. However, all words and opinions are my own. 


  1. Massive James Bay fan over here! I would love to see him live, and definitely entering the competition - Bruce is the man!

    Hayley-Eszti |

  2. I love Brixton academy as a gig venue - seen so many bands there in the past! popping over from the UK bloggers group :)

    1. Yeah it's a great venue. I love how the standing area goes downwards!


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