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Photo by Sammy Park

 

A chilly November night in LA greeted the hundreds of attendees to Calum Scott’s Troubadour show. At first, the crowd was sparse, but as the night went on, the venue was packed.

Los Angeles’ Troubadour welcomed the British crooner, Calum Scott to a sold-out show, his first stop on his North American tour. Scott impressed the crowd with various covers along with some of his original songs.

Scott first rose to prominence as a contestant on Britain’s Got Talent. The Briton’s smooth vocals echoed throughout the intimate venue for an hour-long set, which seemed to fly by.

Scott is only beginning to rise in popularity, particularly in the U.S. In fact, not many people in the audience had heard any of Scott’s original songs. His only release as of now is a cover of “Dancing On My Own” by Robyn. The Troubadour selling out was impressive considering most of the audience had only heard Scott’s first cover.

At one point during the show, he wowed the audience with his upcoming original single “Rhythm Inside” and although the crowd didn’t know the words, they still were thrilled to hear Scott’s performance.

The pop singer continued his catchy set with a cover of “Yesterday” by the Beatles. The cover allowed his smooth vocals to be at the forefront of a song. The melancholy tune also showcased Scott’s ability to deliver ballads.

Despite his affinity for dreary tunes, Scott was cheery throughout his set. He cracked jokes and giggled in between songs. Near the end of his set, the Englishman and the band left the stage.

He playfully returned to perform his only studio release, “Dancing On My Own,” during his encore. Since this was his breakout song into the American music scene, fans were thrilled to hear the tune that introduced them to the British singer/songwriter and catapulted Scott into the underground pop scene. His live performance left fans craving for more studio material.