Professor Green gets crowd pumping

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Professor Green

Having worked his way up the music scene since his debut in 2006, Professor Green performed in front of a sell-out crowd at the Liverpool Guild of Students, on what was the opening night of his new ‘At Your Inconvenience’ tour.

On the day of his 28th birthday, the hip-hop artist captured the attention of the city, with the queue to see him stretching down Mount Pleasant as far as the eye could see.

Professor Green’s band took to the stage consisting of two guys on laptops, a drummer, guitarist and bassist and two backing vocalists, who took their places either side of the stage.

And when the lights went low the man himself burst onto the stage to sing album title track ‘At Your Inconvenience’, the first of five songs from his newly-released album to be performed early in the set.

After announcing he would perform some ‘older’ songs, the band bounced through hits ‘Need You Tonight’ and ‘Be Good To Green’, with his male and female vocalists filling in for Ed Drewet and Lily Allen respectively.

The set continued with new material, which seemed to be quite a contrast compared to his old songs, but the vocal remained strong throughout from Professor Green and you could feel the raw emotion from him in songs such as ‘Forever Falling’.

The tempo picked up again with guest appearances during ‘How Many Moons’ and remained high with ‘Monster’, which completed the set.

A humble Professor Green returned to the stage for an encore of ‘Jungle’ and ‘Avalon’, providing a perfect example of his range of musical talent, before recent single ‘Read All About It’ was met by a deafening audience reaction.

Support was provided by Rizzle Kicks, who gave a performance reminiscent of a young, modern Madness. The highlights of their set were new single ‘When I Was A Youngster’, a ska cover of the White Stripes’ ‘Seven Nation Army’ and hit debut single ‘Down With The Trumpets’.

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