He came. He saw. He conquerered: Esco Williams- Liverpool international music festival performance- pier head
On Sunday 25th August 2013, over 15, 000 music lovers flocked to the pier head to be entertained by some of the most popular music artists of 2013. The sun shone gloriously whilst the crowds revelled and the magnificent Liver building stood proud to the right of the stage providing a beautiful backdrop for what promised to be an amazing day where talent was showcased to the masses.
At 2:40pm, Liverpool’s finest ; Esco Williams graced the stage with his gifted prescence. His fifteen minute set was delivered with precision and style. He was on point and his band the Kontrollers complimented his vocal performance beautifully. The set included songs such as “Just friends”, “High score” and the ever popular “New challenger”. The latter track has received a lot of support from the city’s Juice Fm and had rightful, frequent air play.
From the moment, Esco walked onto the stage, his audience were captivated. His unassuming yet confident delivery and obvious connection with the crowd endeared him to them resulting in an engaged audience who were hungry for more.
Whilst Esco’s dedicated fans termed “Esco Ninja’s” demonstrated their allegiance to their idol by singing back the lyrics with zeal, other audience members showed their enjoyment and appreciation by dancing and waving their hands enthusiastically.
Esco and his Kontrollers reached a wide demographic on this sunny Sunday. From old to young, the appreciation of the music was plain to see. Later that evening during what must have been the piéce de resistance for the artist, Esco Williams was crowned male artist of the year at the Liverpool music awards held at St Georges hall - a true testament to his talent and journey thus far. In line with the chorus to his track “New Challenger” it truly was a case of “I win, I win. Perfect”.
If you had not encountered this talented performer before, you would leave the Pier head much wiser. If you did not know Esco Williams before, now you knew! Big things await this rising star who is humble and attentive to his fans.
Liverpool is proud to support good music, especially when like Esco they are proud of their city of origin and deliver quality music to their fans with consistency and integrity. Well done Esco. You should be as proud as the city of Liverpool is of your achievements to date.