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Anderson .Paak: O2 Academy, Birmingham — high levels of crowd-pleasing showmanship

Stephen Dalton, The Times, 26 August 2019

ANDERSON .PAAK does not do subtle understatement. Playing a one-off headline show in Birmingham on the eve of his appearances at the Reading and Leeds festivals, the southern California R&B star was in musical-renaissance-man mode, singing, rapping, dancing and drumming with infectiously irrepressible energy. This was a festival-scale show crammed into a mid-size venue with high levels of crowd-pleasing showmanship backed up by a premier-league stage production.

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