Photos by @austinyourface
On Monday, September 12, 2022 Joshua Bassett performed at the Bowery Ballroom in New York City. This was Night One of his two shows played here and both nights, he had special guest Lindsey Lomis open up for him. While she is not as known as Joshua, she got the audience geared up for his set whether Lindsey sang with her guitar or not, the fans seemed to love her energy and how it gave a preview to what to expect from the headliner.
After a short intermission between the opener and Joshua, he finally got on stage just as the smoke cleared and started the night off right with his song, “Feel Something.” Joshua made sure to get the party started by walking out and getting fans screaming and jumping around straight from the beginning. Joshua then proceeded to sing songs like, “Secret,” “Doppelganger,” “LA,” “Used To It” (Which is about a boy), and “Sweet Love,” before changing it up a bit.
Joshua sang an amazing cover of Maroon 5’s “She Will Be Loved,” which kept fans cheering and singing along to every word. “Do It Again” was next followed by “Finally Free,” Joshua’s hit song from High School Musical: The Musical: The Series season 3 and he jumped onto a bunch of platforms, including one of the speakers and gave the audience a performance of a lifetime. Songs like “Only A Matter Of Time,” “Sorry,” “Anyone Else,” and “Heaven Is You” were also included into his 19 song setlist.
Towards the end, his first few known singles “Lie Lie Lie,” and “Common Sense” were performed, not preparing the ans at all for when he sang, “Smoke Slow,” with elements of Goo Goo Dolls “Iris” mashed-up into it! He wrapped up his concert with a song about his mom and when he thought he was going to die called, “Lifeline,” and then “All In Due Time” and completed the show with “Set Me Free,” a song from his “Secret/Crisis/Set Me Free” album that blew up on TikTok. A special thing about the song, “Lifeline,” is before Joshua started singing it, he sat down on the stool and talked to the crowd.
@youngentmag The only person Joshua Bassett wanted by his side when he thought he only had 12 hours to live was his mom. Thank g-d he’s ok now. As a thank you he wrote a song about her. We got to hear it live last week at his concert. What a special night it was. #joshuabassett #nyc #boweryballroom #hsmtmts #rina #mom ♬ original sound – Young Entertainment Mag
One thing he said was, “About two years ago I was in the hospital and I was told I had 12 hours to live and my mom flew on a plane within the hour of the call,” and he wrote this song “Lifeline” about his mom because, “she was my rock and it wouldn’t have been the same without her by my side.” After that short, yet emotionally impactful speech, he started singing the song dedicated to his mom, “Lifeline.”
Of course he had songs he played on various instruments like his acoustic guitar and the keyboard, but Joshua’s interaction with the audience was phenomenal and the energy he brought with every song, slow or fast-paced was unforgettable. From all the videos and photos taken, it’s definitely a concert I recommend going to! Joshua Bassett will have you dancing, turning on your phone’s flashlight, singing along to not only his song from his hit Disney tv show, but to covers of songs as well as his original ones he wrote himself! Overall, the concert was phenomenal and Joshua Bassett puts on a wonderful show.