Rising star Caity Baser played her first hometown show to a sold out audience in Southampton, UK. It was a fun-filled energetic romp of a show and everyone left happy, including Caity.
The audience, 99% teenage girls, were a dedicated bunch, singing back almost every line, and had pre-made signs which were all held up during Caity‘s lovely song “Virtually”. She was clearly touched and emotional, not least because she has a genuine connection with her fans. A long queue had formed many hours before door time, and Caity didn’t just pop out and run down the line but spent 40 mins chatting and hugging everyone that was waiting. She did literally run down the line too, but Caity style with cartwheels. She also popped her head out of an upstairs window asking those at the front of the queue what she should wear, holding options out of the window. She’s real, crazy, and very likeable indeed.
Caity opened the show with her song “Friendly Sex”, a playful, witty, catchy number, loved by the crowd. The majority of whom had phones held up recording the show, for memories and social posts, unsurprising as this is where Caity was discovered, a viral TikTok. The audience were recording but had their eyes fixed on the energetic, captivating performer in front of them.
The 14 song set list included her back catalogue favourites, extended song mixes and medleys, and a 1 minute taster of a new song “Leave me alone” which sounded like another sure-fire hit. Favourites included the funny “STD” with reggae-inflected beats, pop and rap, all delivered beautifully by Caity. The songs were performed with live drums, guitar, and backing track, which worked well, giving Caity plenty of stage space to dance, spin and perform. The musicians weren’t hidden away though, indeed Caity had a chat with both Nat on guitar and Ollie on drums so the crowd could get to know them a little, and Nat came centre stage for the occasional guitar solo, encouraged by Caity.
Caity played five songs from her new EP Thanks for Nothing, See You Never, favourites of the crowd “X&Y”, “Kiss You” (and a slower version of the same) and closing the show “Pretty Boys”. Hometown show was the penultimate, with the final London show, also sold out, concluding the ten date UK tour. More shows and bigger venues are inevitable as this star continues her ascendancy. “Thank you for making my dreams come true” she said to the crowd; I’m sure the feeling was mutual for many in the audience.
Kicking the show off in charismatic, energetic style was Michael Aldag, also a TikTok personality. His stage presence and performance were well polished and warmly appreciated by the crowd. A superb opener and a perfect match for the headline act.
Read Melodic Mag’s interview with Caity here: https://wp.me/p9Ifx5-gjD