Gregory Porter Mesmerizes at Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod – Llangollen – Wales, UK on July 5th, 2024





Two-time GRAMMY Award winner Gregory Porter returned to the Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod on July 5th, 2024, delivering an unforgettable performance that captivated the audience from start to finish. With a voice that can only be described as mesmerizing, Porter took the stage and transported the crowd through a journey of jazz and soul classics.

Opening the show was Manchester-born JP Cooper, who set the stage beautifully with hits like “September Song,” “Perfect Strangers,” and “Passport.” His soulful voice and engaging presence were the perfect prelude to Porter’s performance, warming up the audience and setting a high bar for the evening.



Then it was time for Gregory Porter Speaking about his return to the Llangollen Pavilion, the jazz sensation expressed his gratitude: “Thank you so much for joining us this evening. I’m so honored to be on this stage again. The first thing I remember about being here the last time is you lot, and the next thing I remember is these gorgeous flowers. It’s so wonderful to be back here in Llangollen…I worked all day on that (pronunciation).” This heartfelt welcome set the tone for a night filled with emotion and musical brilliance.

The first half of Porter’s concert was dedicated to jazz, reminiscent of his residency at Harlem’s St Nick’s Club. His performance was rich with the authentic spirit of jazz, immersing the audience in the genre’s deep roots. Transitioning into more soulful tracks, Porter shared that the evening’s theme was love in all its forms. A poignant moment came when he dedicated a song to his brother, who passed away during Covid.



Porter’s band was incredible, each musician delivering flawless performances that perfectly complemented his powerful voice. Highlights of the evening included a stunning rendition of the title track from “Liquid Spirit” and the crowd favorite, “Concorde.”

Gregory Porter’s return to Llangollen was more than just a concert; it was a masterclass in jazz and soul, delivered by one of the genre’s greatest contemporary voices. His ability to connect with the audience, combined with his band’s exceptional talent, made for a night that will be remembered.



1.Hey Laura

2. On My Way to Harlem

3. Liquid Spirit

4. Concorde

5. Bass Solo / My Girl / Papa Was a Rollin’ Stone  (The Temptations cover)

6. Musical Genocide

7. No Love Dying

8. Mr Holland