On Sun, Mar. 6, singer AJ Smith performed in Laird Hall with his band. The Campus Activities Board (CAB) arranged the concert after meeting the singer at a conference in New York, entitled National Association for Campus Activities (NACA).
Having a voice and sound similar to Maroon 5 and One Republic, the singer and his band put on a 90-minute show filled with original and cover songs. “True,” “Stay,” and “Brooklyn Nights” were some of the originals performed, and “Pompeii” by Bastille and “Toxic” by Britney Spears were two songs the singer covered. Recently, he released the music video for his song “Brooklyn Nights,” and Smith notably ended with that song to leave the night feeling nostolgic.
The singer has quite the resume built being an award-winning songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, as well as performing in an off-broadway play. He has had the opportunity to open for The Eagles, member Glenn Frey being one of his music mentors, and has opened for famous violinist Lindsey Stirling. Smith has done shows at SummerFest, MusikFest, Webster Hall, The Kennedy Center, as well as many other locations. He can now add Wilson College to that list.
The spirit that Smith cast on stage was upbeat, and radiated happiness. Watching the singer and his band on stage, one could see that they were meant to be there. They definitely made the right choice for their career paths.
All in all, they definitely gave Wilson a concert to remember.
To find out more about AJ and his upcoming tour dates, check out his website.