If you like your women gorgeous, quirky, stylish and with buckets of talent then this week’s blog and the current Paloma Faith tour are definitely for you. Supported by Josephine, Paloma was at the Leeds O2 last Sunday and the whole evening turned out to be a feast for the ears and eyes. Fortunately mine have just about recovered from last week’s Peter Andre gig.
Our two divas were definitely on common ground. A singer songwriter from Manchester Josephine is also strong on image and with a voice that similarly harks back to some of the great vocal talents of the past from Billie Holiday to Cilla Black.
Work with me here…I know you wouldn’t normally mention the pair of them in the same breath but the Josephine sound is kind of cool but retro and she also belts out the numbers including her latest single. Portrait is all about social media and the need to constantly promote yourself…I know the feeling. It’s a great song, getting lots of airplay on R2 and I have no doubt Josephine will do great things.
Back with Paloma, as she took to the stage it was all about the fans…no not those fans…although they certainly weren’t neglected. Paloma is obviously big on design and we were asked not to take pictures in the first number as she was wielding some enormous fans, a theme which carried through into the rest of the show.
Between songs I could hear people shouting “We love you..” and it was a really emotional gig. I love the fact that in life she clearly doesn’t take herself seriously but when she’s performing she’s completely in the zone. Hugely powerful voice, full of passion and at times almost on the verge of tears. There are other people on stage – backing singers and musicians – but you really can’t take your eyes off Paloma.
The lighting throughout was fantastic, the mood in the pit was good and people really loved the show. I spotted this tweet on Josephine’s site and couldn’t agree more with Amy_Morton.
Social networking clearly isn’t all bad…