Just last February, Nova’s Red Room hosted Ed Sheeran at the Sydney Opera House for a memorable performance.
Last night, Nova managed to secure the venue for a second time within a year – this time for a memorable night out with Sam Smith.
The British singer, who has so far released two hit albums, played for hundreds of Nova listeners and special guests in what was his second Red Room appearance.
Smith launched into his performance with his top 10 single “I’m Not The Only One” followed by “Midnight Train” and “One Last Song”.
In between his songs Sam Smith communicated to the audience, sharing personal, heartfelt stories about how his love life and struggles with stardom have contributed to his music.
The hits kept coming with “Like I Can” followed by “The Thrill Of It All”, album tracks “Burning”, “Palace”, “Latch” (from Disclosure‘s “Settle” album) and “Pray”.
Smith closed out his set with “Stay With Me” and his ARIA #1 single “Too Good At Goodbyes”.
The red carpet was loaded with celebrities arriving for the show – actress Jessica Marais, Home and Away’s Ada Nicodemou and Sam Frost, smoothfm and Seven’s Melissa Doyle, Richard Wilkins and Channel Ten’s Natarsha Belling plus with Erin Holland, Georgia Love and the Stenmark brothers.
Industry guests included Nova Entertainment CEO Cathy O’Connor, group program director Paul Jackson, chief marketing & digital officer Tony Thomas and Sydney general manager Luke Minto.
Other guests included CEO of the Rabbitohs Blake Solly, Qantas CEO Alan Joyce, EMI Music Australia’s Darryl Bailey, Seven’s creative director Graham Donald and Nine’s CFO Greg Barnes.