Artist: Barry Manilow
Song: Can’t Smile Without You
Album: Even Now
Watched Perform: 1990, 2008, 2012, 2014, 2016
At just four years old, Barry was the first artist I ever saw in concert. I can’t remember much, but I do remember how colourful ‘Copacabana’ was and how sparkly the outfits were… That moment is probably to blame for my love of musical theatre and over the top costumes!
His songs mean a lot to me as my mum is a huge fan, so I grew up listening to them and they are present in my earliest and most fondest memories. Mum and I always go to the concerts together and I love singing and dancing along to every line with her.
I have so many favourite songs… ranging from the silliness off ‘Bermuda Triangle’ to the upbeat ‘Daybreak’ or melodic ‘Could It Be Magic’, but my favourite will always be ‘Can’t Smile Without You’ which is the first song I learnt all the words to.