LIVE REVIEW: The Waiters, O2 Academy 2, Newcastle

South Shields band The Waiters. l-r Jack Errington, Adam Tait, Dan Johnson, Martin King.
South Shields band The Waiters. l-r Jack Errington, Adam Tait, Dan Johnson, Martin King.

How have these lads not got a record deal yet?

While they may not be the dictionary definition of ‘famous’, South Shields band The Waiters certainly have something special.

The pop-rock four-piece – made up of Adam Tait, Dan Johnson, Martin King and Jack Errington – reduced their young fans to a screaming mass of hormones at tonight’s sold out gig at the O2 Academy, Newcastle.

The boys created hysteria amongst their female followers, who screamed the name of their favourite band member and waved banners and glowsticks as the group busted out one poptastic hit after another.

The atmosphere was electric and the floor bounced as the crowd jumped in time to the infectious beats.

Covers of the likes of Busted’s Air Hostess and a mash-up of Little Mix’s Black Magic, Taylor Swift’s Blank Space and Jason Derulo’s Want To Want Me went down a storm.

And the legion of devoted fans sang along to every word of the boys’ catchy original tunes, including Hey You and The Party Song.

The Waiters have an impressive command over their audience and more stage presence than you can shake a stick at.

Give it a couple of years, and they’ll be at the top of the charts – or I’ll eat my hat.

Twitter: @vickinewmanjp

Give it a couple of years, and they’ll be at the top of the charts – or I’ll eat my hat.