Wild Youth kicked off their Last Goodbye tour last week in Cyprus Avenue in Cork. Joining them for support was RuthAnne.
Soulful in melody and passionate in vocals, RuthAnne gave a preview of what to expect when she comes to Cyprus Avenue for her own headline show on April 28th when supporting Wild Youth.
RuthAnne has spent a lot of time in LA, producing and co-writing with some of the biggest names in music. Now back in Ireland, she’s focusing on herself and those in Cyprus Avenue were witnesses as to why she’s absolutely right in doing so.
It was a stripped down show compared to the Dubliner’s normal performances but still astounded the early arrivers. Her mash-up of songs she’s helped produce including JoJo’s ‘Too Little, Too Late’ and then giving her own rendition of Destiny Child’s ‘Survivor’, envoked huge sing alongs.
Her beautiful lyricism and soulful melodies had the crowd hooked. While it was only a short set, RuthAnne made the most of it and the crowd lapped it up.
When Wild Youth surged on to the stage, the crowd surged forward towards them. Without picking up an instrument the tone was already set.
Frontman David Whelan, apparently played through with a bad back but the way he danced and bounced around the stage, you’d have never known.
It was an emphatic performance and it’s a sound that’s just so infectious. The band had the crowd in the palm of their hands as they played favourites like ‘Making Me Dance’, ‘Close’ and ‘All or Nothing’.
Their debut EP The Last Goodbye, has been out just under two months but are already playing new material. One of the new songs to surface ‘Body to Body’, featured a duet with RuthAnne.
During ‘Can’t Move On’, it seemed that every person in Cyprus Avenue were beaming with joy. The fun the band were having on stage reflected on to the crowd. It was a spectacular start to a long weekend.
Wild Youth have taken their debut EP The Last Goodbye, on the road to celebrate and that’s exactly what it was; A celebration of one of Ireland’s most fun and newest exports.
We had a chat with David and Conor before they kicked off their Irish tour. Click here to read the interview. Check out the full gallery below.