iTunes festival review: Emeli Sandé live at The Roundhouse
OK! Nigeria headed down to the renowned Roundhouse music venue in Camden, north west London to check out Emeli Sandé’s iTunes festival gig.
Emeli Sandé comfortably strutted unto the stage looking effortlessly cool. The Scottish songstress kicked things off with ‘Daddy’ her top 40 single from Febuary 2012, accompanied by her 4 piece band.
I was pleasantly surprised by Emeli’s stage prescence, she seemed like a down to earth, naturally friendly person who took the time to connect and appreciate the audience.
The golden haired singer took a few minutes to thank us all for being so respectful during songs that were close to her heart; ‘Mountains’ was dedicated to her parents and ‘My Kind of Love’ went out to three special ladies in the audience suffering from cancer who Emeli had met earlier that day.
The soulful popstress treated us to a range of her latest material from her debut album ‘Our Version of Events’. Some of my favourite songs from the track listing were ; ‘Suitcase’, ‘Breaking the Law’ and her brilliant new single ‘Wonder’ which is a debut production by Naughty Boy.
Although the majority of Emeli’s songs we’re slow paced pop, there were a few faster songs that really got us going. She even threw in a bit of a reggae vibe with her own version of Bob Marley’s ‘One Love’.
Emeli’s vocal range was absolutely outstanding! I knew she was good but I didn’t realise she was that amazing! The venue, with an audience of around 2000 people suited her style and made her voice sound like a modern day super star.
The iTunes festival takes place throughout the whole of September at The Roundhouse , Camden. A different A-list performer will grace the stage every evening. Apply for your FREE tickets whilst you can!
OK! Nigeria rating: 4 stars
Words by Victoria Woode