With their live gig yesterday evening being their first ever in Malaysia, Snow Patrol was adamant not to miss it. The show must go on, even if it means only two of the members could be there and one of them had to perform despite feeling under the weather.
“Those of you who’ve heard me sing before would know that I don’t always sound like this,” lead singer Gary Lightbody said, before explaining that after he noticed the dip in his voice during their recent Bangkok gig, he went to the doctor and was told that he had a throat and chest infection.
|Nathan Connolly, the other half of the Snow Patrol duo who
could make it to the band’s first show in Malaysia.
It was mentioned by Lightbody that McDaid was unable to come due to health reasons (he did undergo surgery for his neck pain back in June), but made no remark on Jonny Quinn and Paul Wilson’s absence at yesterday’s show.
|Ryan McMullan playing the guitar during his opening performance.|
He showcased his musical range by playing both keyboard and guitar during his opening solo, captivating the crowd for about 30-minute, then taking a short break before returning to the stage, this time with Lightbody and Connolly in tow.
|Snow Patrol fans eagerly helped the band sing their songs.|
The lead singer exchanged wide smiles with Connolly when the fans helped him sing large chunks of songs like “You’re All I Have”, “Life on Earth” and – everyone’s favourite – “Chasing Cars”, arguably their biggest hit (the song stayed on the UK charts for three years despite never placing at No.1) and not a single person in the crowd couldn’t sing along to at least parts of the song’s lyrics.