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Patrick Bruel at the Royal Albert Hall: a hit!

By Marie Decreme
25/09/2014

The show that Patrick Bruel gave last night at the Royal Albert Hall was absolutely electrifying! Appearing for the first time in the UK, he made more than three thousand five hundred people sing and dance during an incredible two-hour concert. And the greatest thing was that he really seemed to be having a ball: “There are some moments in a career when you wish time could stand still”, he told the public. You have to agree, it must be something to be standing where Led Zeppelin, Supertramp and so many other giants of music have sung… Patrick Bruel is today one of the greats: the British press refers to him as the “French answer to Bruce Springsteen” or “the French Elton John”. He loves it!

Right from the first few notes, the crowd went mad. The hall was still in darkness, but we could hear the beginning of “Places des grands hommes”. When the stage lights went on, it felt like an explosion. With the fans screaming "Patriiiick", Bruel started his amazing show by performing his greatest hits. And the security guards did not last long against the fans at the front who were singing with him and hanging on his every note.

Patrick Bruel performing "Places des Grands Hommes"

A very talented and accomplished artist, he juggled between his new and last songs, passing from the piano to his guitar. He even reinterpreted “Décalé” with a barrel-organ, followed by a waltz-musette medley with his musicians: the entire hall dancing to “Mon amant de St Jean”. There also were a few surprises in store for the public: a ew verison of "Alexandrie, Alexandra" (Claude François) mixed with the lyrics "Yalil yalil habibi yalil"... Patrick Bruel jumped from one repertoire to another, a delight for the audience who was asking for more.

"Mon amant de St Jean"

Then the lights went out and the concert ended with “Le café des délices”. For five minutes, the public sang along a capella so that their star wome bakc for an encore. On his return, he performed a David Bowie song and one of The Beatles’ hits, those who “inspired” him. “We have been dreaming about this night, about the Royal Albert Hall, thank you for being here” he confided, before finishing with his song “Où sont les rêves”.

This show was his last one in Europe, a beautiful ending! Now, he will carry on celebrating the twenty-fifth anniversary of his album Alors Regarde in the US. It was in 1989 that his success began with "Casser la voix", "J'te l'dis quand même". He has been in the public’s heart ever since – especially that of the ladies. This complete artist is exuberant both on stage and on the screen: he will share the bill with Sophie Marceau in Tu veux ou tu veux pas next October in France.

COMMENTS:

04/10/2014 - sylvie.aquilina said :

Quelle belle soirée remplie de toutes sortes d'émotions ! C'était FANTASTIQUE ! A tout à l'heure Patrick !

27/09/2014 - traceyam said :

Fantastic concert and my first ever time seeing Bruel live after following him since 1988!

25/09/2014 - HEUVELINEALEXANDRA said :

"Patriiiick"!!!!

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