KIEFER Sutherland is already known as a film and TV star and producer. However the rodeo rider proved he is entitled to add singer/songwriter to that list when he brought his

Reckless and Me tour to the O2 in Boscombe on Saturday night.

First up the crowd enjoyed a support slot from The Goat Roper Rodeo Band who delivered a decent 30-minute set that did its job and got everyone warmed-up and ready for the main event of the evening.

Kiefer took to the stage wearing black jeans and shirt accompanied by a white jacket and a white hat that was so large I thought we may not actually see his face, luckily that only lasted a song or two before it disappeared.

During the next 90-minutes he proves to be an energetic and engaging performer who can’t seem to thank the crowd enough for coming along to listen to new music that they may not have heard before. He seems relaxed as he toasts the crowd and chats between songs giving the back-stories to some of the tunes he has written. The songs are in the country/blues/Americana genre that is proving ever more popular in this country.

He played some covers including a pretty good version of Blame It On Your Heart by Patty Loveless and Dylan’s Knockin' on Heaven's Door but the majority of the show sees a set list full of songs from his two albums Down in a Hole and Reckless & Me that keep the crowd entertained and moving.

His band of drums, bass, guitar and accordion were all on top form and provided the solid platform that allows Kiefer to do his thing. And he does it pretty well.

The songs he writes and performs document memories from periods of his life that have stuck with him through the years. They range from his first visit to a bar at the age of fifteen to more recent family illness via his time spent riding on the rodeo. He comes across as genuine and someone who is following a passion not just a hobby. If you didn’t catch this you missed a great night out.