LIVE REVIEW: Cian Ducrot – Liberty Hall

Cian Ducrot is currently on what feels like a giant victory lap. The Irish singer, songwriter, producer and multi-instrumentalist is currently in Australia for his first run of shows following the global success of “I’ll Be Waiting” and “All For You”, and it’s very well deserved. With a sold out crowd pouring into Liberty Hall in Sydney, you couldn’t help but feel like this show was really special. It felt like you were witnessing the very early moments of a future superstar as he showcased his tender songwriting and powerhouse vocals. 

Walking out onto the stage to the opening chords of “Make Believe”, he immediately captivated the crowd with the raw power behind his vocals, and commanded the stage with his natural showmanship. With only two EP’s and his debut album “Victory” slated for a July 21 release, there was a good portion of the show that highlighted unreleased material. Title track “Victory”, future single “Heaven”, the catchy “How Do You Know” and “Endless Nights” with its epic flute solo, showcased the strong songwriter he is and the huge tracks that are already making his forthcoming debut album a must listen.

“Who’s Irish?” he asked the passionate and talkative crowd to a huge response. “Wait, who’s actually Irish though?” he cautiously rebuts to the same response. “Okay, but, who has an Irish accent?” He then asked to still the same reaction. And we can confirm for Cian that there really were a lot of Irish people in the crowd. 

Cian’s musicianship was front and centre with him switching between playing piano and guitar, as well as commanding the crowd purely as a vocalist. His stage presence along with the sonical arrangement of the songs was reminiscent of Lewis Capaldi, Ed Sheeran, and The Script. “Part Of Me” was one of the shows rawest and most beautiful moments with the crowd soaking in the heavy emotions. Followed by “All For You”, the singalong’s turned very loud with the crowd taking over the second chorus and providing everyone with goosebumps from how loud and special it felt. Thanking the Sydney crowd for coming out to see him, he closed the show with the viral hit “I’ll Be Waiting” which even received a little reprise as he was saying good night.

Cian Ducrot proved to the sold out crowd in Sydney that he is the real deal. In a year’s time we will be out our next Cian Ducrot reminiscing about how we saw him play an intimate show to 1000 people, as that will truly not happen again as he is destined for huge stages.