ARTIST: Lianne La Havas
VENUE, TOWN: Concorde2, Brighton
DATE: 18th October 2012
Photos by Rachael-Emily.com
MAIN REVIEW: Lianne Le Havas wooed a warm and welcoming Brighton crowd on Thursday evening with her velvety mix of folk, soul and jazz. To sum her up in one word would be ‘captivating’, although that may not quite hit the spot. She graced the audience with as much charm and charisma as you could imagine based on first impressions, along with all the qualities you’d expect from a star in the making.
She stole the show and some hearts from start to finish, bestowing her eager listeners not only with melodical bliss but with a natural, down to earth nature and some giggly, girl next door banter. Being her first gig back after a kidney infection, it was no surprise to see her on top form.
La Havas opened the show with her solo version of ‘No Doubt’, which she usually duets with Willy Mason. Alongside her own material, she strummed and sung the crowd through covers of tracks by Scott Matthews and Jill Scott, paying great justice to the originals. Lianne’s band work well together, playing up to their supporting role, which lifts and compliments the Londoner’s voice.
Lianne is an all round outstanding young singer-songwriter who has already made her mark on the UK music scene, working with artists such as Bon Iver and Ryan Adams. She is, without a doubt, destined for great things.
Her sound is great live or recorded. She loses none of her charm when in the studio and she continues to perform extremely well when in front of a crowd and constantly continues to charm us all. Lianne seems to sing with her heart and is not afraid to share her feelings in her music, making her such a joy to listen to!
– Emily Volkert