Live Review: Rag’n’Bone Man – The Piece Hall, Halifax 23/06/23

It’s yet another sold out night at The Piece Hall, this time with Rag’n’Bone Man headlining the 18th century cloth hall. A hugely popular artist and with the event sold out well in advance of tonight, there’s even a handful of people queueing at the Box Office in the hope of securing some last minute tickets, but unfortunately to no avail. Instead the sun is shining and so the surrounding bars around the venue see their clientele increase and spill out onto the street in the hopes of simply being able to hear the artist even if they can’t get inside The Piece Hall to see him.

With a setlist that features ‘Skin’, ‘Anywhere Away From Here’, and ‘Human’ to name but a few, all are vocal masterpieces with not a note missed and even those at the furthest point of the venue from the stage are incapable of not being swept away by these soaring vocal tracks. There’s ultimately zero questioning of the vocal capabilities of singer Rory Graham, who casts an imposing figure visually but with a voice to match. The powerful songs, often with emotional lyricism has the audience singing along with the talented backing band adding warmth and depth too.

Finale track ‘Giant’ as you’d expect, is by far the most stand-out track and if there was a roof on this beautiful open air venue, it would have almost certainly been blown off!

For any of The Piece Hall events, tickets are available to purchase here. See the list of upcoming gigs below:

June 30 – Ministry of Sound Classical

July 1 – Embrace, Starsailer and Ellur

July 2 – Hozier

July 3 – George Ezra

July 4 – Sting

July 5 – The Cult

July 6 – George Ezra

July 7 and 8 – James

July 9 – The Lumineers

August 12 – Limp Bizkit

August 22 and 23 – Boygenius

August 25 – Orbital, Groove Armada DJ set, 808 State DJ set

August 26 – The Charlatans and Johnny Marr

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