With Game of Thrones making its highly anticipated return earlier in the week, one might think Raleigh Ritchie's UK tour was purposely scheduled to accommodate its arrival. Ritchie - known to GOT fans as Grey Worm and perhaps also a Jacob Anderson - has gained something of a cult following, but not just from his role in the popular HBO show, but as a strikingly credible musician too. This is the second of his three-night UK tour, and London is out in full force to represent.

Ritchie's latest headline tour was a stark reminder of the amount of material he has released to date. Despite only being on his debut album, Ritchie has released a couple of EPs and mixtapes, both full of material which some may argue is even stronger than the album. Initially, the setlist is dedicated to the newer material, much of which the audience responds to with gusto and positivity; it's clear they've done their homework. 'Cowards' - a firm fan favourite - translates effortlessly to the live stage (even without Etta Bond present), 'Never Better' is literally a pop hit waiting to happen, although I can't help but think tracks like these would sound even better if Ritchie was accompanied by some sort of string quartet or orchestra. Of course, these things cost money and hey, he's still proving his chops.

Referring back to his earlier mentioned EPs and mixtapes, in some cases, going back can often demonstrate how poorly records age over time. Ritchie has done a sterling job of creating what is effectively timeless music. 'Stay Inside', 'A Moor' (which might be the oldest released track in the setlist), his highly underrated collaboration with The Internet 'The Chased', and the Sounwave-produced 'Never Say Die' all still maintain their freshness and exhibit Ritchie's forward-thinking abilities. Revisiting these records along with You're A Man Now, Boy in 10 years' time will no doubt evoke the same initial emotions one felt when one first heard these records. It's a talent that not many musicians in this day and age can achieve and for someone so young to be able to achieve this is... well, it's quite the achievement. Standout tracks 'Bloodsport' and 'Stronger Than Ever', as expected, gain the most reactions from the audience while the middle section of the set, which included tracks like the heartbreaking 'The Last Romance', was dedicated to the lovers in the audience and even brought a little more emotion than expected in Ritchie himself.

It's interesting watching the kind of people who attend a Raleigh Ritchie show as it's a cross section of people from all walks of life; young, old, couples, friends - all with what Ritchie would probably describe as an underlying common denominator of "weirdness". Personally speaking, I think the common denominator is a love for honest, heartfelt, relatable and entertaining music. Music that also manages to stand the test of time. Some might say that Ritchie is in a "crucial" stage in his career but none of that really matters. A few years ago Raleigh Ritchie was nobody, and now he's selling out venues across the country on his own. If that doesn't prove the power of the Ritchie, then nothing will. The boy is now a man and that man is Raleigh Ritchie.

Raleigh Ritchie's debut album You're A Man Now, Boy is available now.