Posted On 19 Jun 2014
Tag: 104.3 MYfm, A-Team, Am I Wrong, Andy Grammer, Back Home, Brighter Than The Sun, Bubbly, Colbie Caillat, Demi Lovato, Ed Sheeran, Gavin DeGraw, Give Me Love, Give Your Heart A Break, Heart Attack, Here We Go Again, Hollywood Bowl, Honey I'm Good, Keep Your Head Up, Let It Go, Mario Lopez, My Big Night Out, MYfm, Neon Lights, Never Gonna Let You Down, Nico & Vinz, Nightingale, Really Don't Care, Remember December, Sing, Skyscraper, Try, Warrior, You Need Me I Don't Need You
104.3 MYfm held its annual summer concert event “My Big Night Out” on Monday, June 16th to a sold out audience at the Hollywood Bowl.
The evening began with a performance by Andy Grammer. He performed his hits “Keep Your Head Up” and the current single “Back Home”. He ended his set with “Honey, I’m Good” which had a country feel to it, and had fans clapping and dancing along.
Andy was followed by Colbie Caillat who made her first appearance at the Hollywood Bowl in her subtle distinctive style. Her sunny and breezy set started off with “Brighter Than The Sun” and “Never Gonna Let You Down”. Her first hit single “Bubbly” was a huge crowd favorite. The Malibu resident even played the piano during “Try” which was a fun surprise.
The Norwegian duo, Nico & Vinz then got the crowd going with their hit single, “Am I Wrong”.
Next up was Demi Lovato who also made her debut at the Hollywood Bowl. TV host and MYfm nighttime DJ, Mario Lopez, introduced her to the stage. Not only did she perform a hit-filled set, she also gave a dedication and a rather inspirational speech too. The fiery diva rocked fitted black pants and a jacket with gold embellishments and donned newly lavender-colored hair. After opening with her recent hit “Heart Attack”, the 21-year-old took it back with Here We Go Again single, “Remember December”. She really found her groove on her newest single, “Really Don’t Care”.
She rocked out with the guitarist throughout the song but then immediately dialed it back on the next one, “Nightingale”. For this power ballad, she took a seat to beautifully belt out it out and she touchingly dedicated it to her father and step-father, even bringing herself to tears for a moment. Before she sang “Warrior”, she apologized for killing our buzz before speaking eloquently about mental illness, eating disorders and self-harm. “Let It Go” was certainly a fan favorite as we all knew the words (including myself!). Demi saved “Neon Lights” for last before returning for an encore, singing “Skyscraper” and “Give Your Heart A Break”. I was a fan before seeing her live and now, after seeing her in person, I am even more impressed with her.
Then Gavin DeGraw hit the stage to welcome his friend, Mr. Ed Sheeran to the Bowl. This one-man powerhouse started off his hour-long set with a thunderous extended version of “You Need Me I Don’t Need You” displaying his many talents which range from Folk, to Hip Hop and Beat Box rhythms. It was set to clever lyrics with plenty of audience participation and some fancy footwork on his looping device.
I think every audience member would agree with me in saying that a big highlight of the show was when Sheeran was joined by Demi Lovato for an amazing first ever duet of “Give Me Love”.
He then asked the crowd to turn the flash on their cell phones which made a perfect backdrop for his double platinum hit, “A-Team”. He ended the night with a great version of his current single “Sing”. I’ve seen this Brit in concert before and he never disappoints.
The night was full of impressive talent and can’t-miss artists. Most definitely a “big night out” for all!