Concert review: James McCartney at The Ambassadors Theatre

On Wednesday 27th March in the beautiful setting of the Ambassadors Theatre, James McCartney gave a blissful rendition of the material for his forthcoming 47-date U.S. tour.
Sharing the stage with him and helping to make the night an unforgettable one, Rolling Stones legend, Ronnie Wood accompanied him on guitar for new songs, notably Mexico and Snow, making the sold-out theatre go wild with deafening cheers.
With his shyness and delicate stage presence, James presented his soon-to-be-released first album Me (out on 21st May on ECR Music Group) in an aura of shimmering beauty, enchanting everybody with his profound voice: “For my first album I wanted to make a record that would be intimate, deeply personal, and honest. An album that would say, ‘This is who I am…both musically and personally. This is me.’” And that is exactly what he did.

No matter if a Rolling Stone was present, all eyes were focused on James as he nervously performed new tracks, unveiling them for the first time, giving a delightful taster of his new material.
Alongside this he played some of his previously released singles, including Angel and My Friend (from his debut EP Available Light) and it was then, during his dedication of one song to “Mum and Dad”, that Sir Paul surreptitiously left his seat in the audience to take the stage and, almost unnoticed, made his way behind the piano, playing backing vocals and piano to his son’s last songs, As Strong As You and It’s All About Rock ‘n’ Roll. Seeing the three on the same stage, sharing the radiant vibe fluttering around them, was a truly magical experience.
And the most striking thing was that although two of the world’s greatest music legends were there, James’ talent was not at all obscured. He made his own way through their blinding light and, better yet, he shone with them.
Verdict: ••••
Eleonora Ricotta
Photo: Danny Clifford


Just Daddy And Me

All Together Now


James McCartney Plays A warm Up Gig At the Ambassadors Theatre In London,And Guess Who Showed Up?

James McCartney was surrounded by rock royalty at a small gig after his famous father Paul and Ronnie Wood joined him on stage. The Beatles legend's only son played a preview show at the Ambassadors Theatre ahead of his upcoming U.S. tour, and had called in a favour from Rolling Stone Wood to play guitar during his set.But his dad couldn't resist getting involved at the gig - and surprised James by jumping onstage to play the piano during one of his songs.The Hey Jude hitmaker then rejoined the audience, which included his daughters, Stella and Mary, his wife, Nancy, and Beatles album cover artist Sir Peter Blake, while James finished the sold-out show.

Our friend Faustine was there ,and this is what she had to say about the gig :
Hi! The show was amazing! I loved to hear James' new songs and look forward to his new album "me"!!! Feel free to have a look at our news on James' fan club website!
It was great to see Paul coming on stage to play piano for 3 songs... there was a lovely complicity with James! 
The Macca family was upstairs: Nancy, Mike, Mary, Stella ;-) 
 The set list:
  • “Mexico” (with Ron Wood)
  • “Life's A Pill”
  • “Snap Out Of It”
  • ”Butterfly”
  • ”Bluebell” (piano)
  • ”You And Me Individually”
  • ”Old Man”
  • ”Wisteria”
  • ”Home”
  • ”Angel”
  • ”Snow” (with Ron Wood)
  • ”Wings of A Lightest Weight” (with Ron Wood)
  • ”As Strong As You” (with Paul McCartney and Ron Wood)
  • “It's All About Rock N Roll” (with Paul McCartney and Ron Wood)
  • Encores: “My Friend”
  • “New York Times” (with Paul McCartney and Ron Wood)
To all James fans he has a fantastic fan page www.jamesmccartneyfanclub.com where you can find news,interviews and photos of james please check it out it's amazing.



Guess Who

Macca Is Out There

Paul has announced his first live date of 2013, which will be part of an all new tour called ‘Out There!’. The tour will see Paul and his band travel the world throughout the year, even visiting some places they've never been before. Further announcements and dates will be added in the coming weeks so stay tuned to PaulMcCartney.com for updates and ticketing details.

22nd June: Warsaw, Poland - National Stadium
27th June: Vienna, Austria - Happel Stadium

James Mccartney At The Ambassadors

James McCartney will be appearing at the Ambassadors Theatre for a warm-up show before his US tour and album release.

Following a year that introduced him to international success in 2012, James McCartney now heads towards an exciting and unprecedented 2013––a year that will see him release his first full-length album and embark on a forty-seven date, twenty-seven state tour of the USA, to be followed by a number of additional shows and appearances across Europe. He will also perform an exciting preview of the tour at the Ambassadors Theatre, London on March 27th 8pm.

Accompanying himself on guitar, McCartney's soaring vocals, songwriting, and musicianship will take center stage in this distinctive and powerful setting.McCartney is fresh off the release of his two digital-only EPs, Available Light and Close At Hand, as well as his first physical release, The Complete EP Collection, a special two-disc package that includes the debut EPs in their entirety along with five bonus tracks.

Now, James McCartney is set to release his first full-length album, Me, May 21st on ECR Music Group. "For my first album I wanted to make a record that would be intimate, deeply personal, and honest," says McCartney. "An album that would say, 'This is who I am...both musically and personally. This is me.'"

Tickets available on the Ambassadors Website. £20 (premium £30).

Produced by Sally Humphreys Productions.