Chris Martin thrills in Rochester, NY

May 20, 2016
Christopher Martin

Christopher Martin wowed a small but energetic crowd in Rochester, New York, recently as he concluded his whirlwind trip across two continents over the past couple of weeks.

The singer, who has performed before crowds of tens of thousands, this time stood before one numbering mere hundreds at the Water Street Music Hall in Rochester, where he unleashed a stirring performance that was limited to just 40 minutes.

It might have been a short set, but it was sweet to the ears of those within the club. Songs like Paper Loving, Under the Influence, Cheater's Prayer, and Mama, with which he closed, had them dancing and singing along with great verve.

They were disappointed when he had to end, but city ordinances dictated that the show end at 2 a.m., which was when Martin just began to truly warm to the task at hand.

What he did deliver, however, was very well received, much like it was for all the acts on the night, which included reggae legend Wayne Wonder, who had them grooving to songs like No Letting Go, Saddest Day, and Movie Star.

Barrington Levy also delivered a solid performance with songs like Black Roses, Dangerous, and others from his considerable catalogue.

DMajor opened the show with an a cappella version of the Platters' original My Prayer before delving into his bag of goodies that included Real Know Real, a song that has resonated well with fans which won him new ones since it was released two years ago. He also performed his latest tracks: Tightest Squeeze, Deal is Done as well as That's What Love's About.

The trip began in Zimbabwe and spanned Qatar and Oakland and San Diego in California before concluding in New York.

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