Gig Review by Fran Prince with Photography by Bianca Barrett

Ella Eyre

Caution: stay way from the stage during this performance, or you might just get whipped in the eye with some ridiculously rad hair.

Ella Eyre

Ella Eyre steps out onto the Birmingham stage for the first night of her 13 date tour and there’s an instant buzz in the venue! The big hair and an even bigger voice get everyone going for her second song ‘Deeper’. For a new solo artist with no album out yet, the fans sure are fanatical about Ella, and she knows it, getting the audience to clap and sing along, the beat and soul in her songs get our whole bodies moving.

Ella Eyre

The captivating powerhouse that is Miss Eyre completely owns the stage throughout ‘love me like you’, I barely even notice the band beside her. She stuns us with powerful and punchy lyrics and vocals.

Ella Eyre

In true diva style she astounds the crowd with her smooth rock soul vocals, she even dares to go into gravelly tones. Pulling everything out of the bag and showing off her entire vocal range, she switches it up and goes into a personal favourite ‘We Don’t Have to Take Our Clothes Off’ cover. Not only does the whole crowd sing along with this cover, but they know every trick in it, the slow mo, the riffs… and off course, the scene setting with lights on their phones and hands in the air.

Ella Eyre

Her simple transitions were fresh, lights down, lights up, rock out. Ella blasts into ‘If I Go’ and a wave hits the audience, everyone crowds into any gap possible and I’m instantly squished by a surge of hair and dancing bodies!

Ella Eyre

Chanting ‘Ella, Ella, Ella,’ she finishes the set with the Rudimental track ‘Waiting All Night’, and the lights turn to a mass of strobes, which gets everyone fired up for her encore of Sigma and Paloma Faith’s, ‘changing’ which was co written by Ella herself, and yes, she sung it in style, bouncing off the fans vibes and rocking beats!

Ella Eyre

Thanks Ella, now go and rest your lovely lungs…

Ella Eyre

P.S. everyone get listening to Kimberley Anne, Ella’s support act of the night, with an acoustic set up, her vibes are like those of Tracy Chapman, except fresh with her loop pedal, guitar and xylophone, this talented musician and singer is one to look out for!

Kimberly Anne

Check out what Ella tweeted about the Birmingham gig!

Ella Eyre

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