WORDS DESH KAPUR / IMAGES KEVIN BARRETT
On a warm August night, Miles Kane set the stage ablaze with an unforgettable homecoming performance at Hanger 34 in Liverpool. The venue was jam-packed, and the air was thick with anticipation, sweat, and a shared excitement that only a true rock ‘n’ roll spectacle can generate.
Kane’s energy was palpable from the moment he stepped onto the stage, exuding the kind of confidence and charisma that only a seasoned performer possesses. The crowd’s roars of approval echoed throughout the room as he kicked off the evening with a fiery rendition of his new single “Troubled Son”, setting the tone for the rest of the night.
From the get-go, Miles Kane effortlessly weaved his way through a dynamic setlist, drawing from his entire solo discography including his new long player ” One Man Band “ and even treating the audience to a performance of “Standing Next To Me” from his collaboration with Arctic Monkeys frontman Alex Turner and The Last Shadow Puppets. The atmosphere was electric as fans sang along, their voices blending harmoniously with Kane’s signature croon.
The temperature inside the venue seemed to rise with every strum of the guitar and every impassioned lyric. Songs like “Inhaler” and “Come Closer” ignited a frenzy within the crowd, causing a collective eruption of energy that reverberated off the walls. Hanger 34’s rafters practically shook as Kane’s gritty, Northern Soul-tinged Indie Blues-Rock anthems filled the air.
Miles Kane wasn’t just delivering a performance; he was on a mission to showcase his prowess as a songwriter and a showman, and he unequivocally succeeded. His mastery of the stage was evident in every move he made – from his slick dance moves to his captivating interaction with the audience. Each song was a testament to his ability to craft infectious melodies
The connection between Kane and his audience was undeniable. It was a symbiotic exchange of energy that intensified with each passing moment. At times, it felt as though the entire venue was swaying to the rhythm of the music, held in the palm of Kane’s hand.
As the night drew to a close, the air was thick with a sense of euphoria and contentment. Miles Kane had accomplished his mission in more ways than one – he had proven himself as both a talented songwriter and a magnetic performer. The crowd left Hanger 34 with their spirits lifted and their hearts still pounding to the rhythm of the music.
In the end, Miles Kane’s homecoming show at Hanger 34 was nothing short of brilliant. It was a testament to the enduring power of live music and a reminder of the magic that can unfold when an artist pours their heart and soul into their craft. As the final notes of the encore echoed into the night, one thing was clear: Miles Kane had delivered a performance for the ages, leaving Liverpool with a night to remember and a resounding call to “KEEP THE FAITH.”
1/ TROUBLED SON
2/ THE BEST IS YET TO COME
7/ STANDING NEXT TO ME
8/ NEVER TAKING ME ALIVE
9/ COUP DE GRACE
11/ COME CLOSER
12/ DONT FOR WHO YOU ARE
13/ ONE MAN BAND
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My life is a soundtrack, i track my life through music, photography is my passion, my escape, my expression. Without both i have pieces missing, thankfully i’m blessed and get to combine both.
Born in Manchester, lived in Australia for 22 years where i was heavily involved in the Australian Music Industry, firstly in bands (Singer) and then managing bands (all original), I moved back to the UK, Wales specifically 10 years ago and married my childhood sweetheart and life is good.