British pop sensation Maisie Peters arrived on Tyneside on Wednesday evening for an eagerly anticipated show at NX in Newcastle.

The date followed off the back of a high-profile Pyramid Stage appearance at Glastonbury over the summer.

Peters is currently touring in support of her sophomore album, The Good Witch. The latter was released via Ed Sheeran’s Gingerbread Man Records label. With her latest offering, Peters became the youngest solo British female artist in almost a decade to chart number one on the Official UK Charts.

As one would imagine – Maisie’s Newcastle show like many of the dates on this run was a complete sell-out.

The Northern Echo: Maisie Peters- NX, Newcastle. Wednesday October 18

Aussie indie-pop singer Gretta Ray opened the proceedings. And having travelled half the world away to be in Tyneside, Gretta garnered an electrifying response from the Newcastle audience.

The support immediately established a rapport with the NX crowd, with her infectious numbers and relatable material. The Antipodean pop star won over a whole raft of new fans in the process. But her support spot wasn’t the artist’s only appearance of the night. Gretta returned to the stage later in the evening to sing with the headliner during a beautiful rendition of History of Man.

Many fans at the front of the stage had attended a VIP meet and greet with the headliner earlier in the day and proudly wore their souvenir lanyards. Maisie had performed an acoustic set for those guests. And a few of them were given a starring role in the show. But how – you may ask? Some fans had been bestowed the task of capturing moments during the concert, via some very fashionable-looking cameras provided by tour sponsor Paper Shoot. A refreshing change from mobile phone cameras, perhaps you will agree?

The Northern Echo: Maisie Peters- NX, Newcastle. Wednesday October 18

Maisie Peters has just returned from two and a half months in the US, where she played a run of dates. But being back on home turf was always going to be a special occasion.

The impressive stage set was flanked by inflatable clouds, risers for the band, and beautiful lighting. As the lights went down, the band made their entrance, and Maisie arrived on stage to feverish screams from the audience. The top of the set featured opening numbers The Good Witch, Coming of Age and Body Better.

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The beauty of Maisie's repertoire is that the songs come from real-life experiences such as love, loss and relationships, which we've all come to experience throughout our lives. The songs in the set featured big hooks and equally large backstories stories. Subsequently, the headliner explained a lot of the inspiration behind the tracks in her set before each number.

In addition, Maisie Peters has star power and stage presence in spades. If the singer asked the fans to put on the lights from their cell phones, the audience didn't have to be asked twice. Of course, the sold-out audience knew every word of every song and didn't hold back for a single moment.

A medley of fan favourites mid-set was one of the many highlights of the evening. Maisie Peters’ répertoire crosses many genres, with songs that sit somewhere between rock, pop, and country. And she does them all well, and in such a manner that every song in the set has an almost anthemic quality about them.

The Northern Echo: Maisie Peters- NX, Newcastle. Wednesday October 18

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On the subject of which, songs don’t get more anthemic than set closer Lost The Breakup. The final track of the evening may well be a song about loss, but on Wednesday evening, there was only going to be one winner - and that was Maisie Peters.

The singer may be standing in the shadows of her mentor Ed Sheeran, but based on this performance, she is perhaps following in his footsteps as her tour continues to head towards a sold-out show at the OVO Arena Wembley on 3rd Nov.