Niall Horan nails it as Mr Nice Guy

Irish singer-songwriter Niall Horan made the venue feel as intimate as a recording studio and, at other times, as vast as a studio.
Irish singer-songwriter Niall Horan made the venue feel as intimate as a recording studio and, at other times, as vast as a studio.PHOTO: AEG PRESENTS

The Irish singer-songwriter's cheery disposition was a hit

Irish singer-songwriter Niall Horan managed to do the near-impossible in getting the crowd at The Star Theatre to put away their phones as he played the title song from his debut album, Flicker, on Tuesday night.

The audience of about 4,000, comprising mostly screaming girls, quietened down and listened to Horan, 24, as he told them how the song "was a good thing that came out of a bad thing".

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on June 14, 2018, with the headline 'Niall Horan nails it as Mr Nice Guy'. Print Edition | Subscribe