The Wandering Hearts at O2 Institute, Birmingham 5th December 2018



This is the 3rd time we had seen The Wandering Hearts perform this year. From headlining our favourite country music festivals Buckle & Boots and FSA Fest to their own headlining tour of the country.

The O2 Institute in Birmingham is quite a nice venue with 3 different concert venues under one roof. This was Tim and Ches's hometown gig. Ches told us all during their set that she used to catch the number 50 bus home.

Opening the show was Fiona Bevan who had been on the tour since the beginning. She sang some of her original material and it sounded good from where I was sitting.

Next to entertain us was an American country singer called Ruston Kelly. He got a nice reception from the audience and his self penned songs sounded really good.

By this time the venue was full and when I say full there must have been about 500 people who had turned out to see these guys perform. It was standing room only.


The Wandering Hearts came out onto the stage. Tim stands on the left, guitar in hand next to blonde Ches who is the female lead vocalist. Then there is Tara with her hat and her mandolin and finally AJ who is the male lead vocalist of the group.

They did a selection of their well known songs from their BCMA award winning album 'Wild Silence' as well as throwing in some new ones and some of their older ones too. Meanwhile every well known song that they sang, the audience sang all the words back to them too which was fantastic.


Of course it wouldn't be a Wandering Hearts concert without singing 'Burning Bridges' all round one Mic. This is always a highlight with the audience.

If you have seen these guys perform or have their music then you will know that they are fantastic. If you don't know them then check them out because I think they have the potential to be huge.


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