Monday, 19 November 2012


Jessie Ware's intimate homecoming gig at the Electric Brixton last week did absolutely nowt to quash my stonker of a girl crush. In fact I think I may have officially turned. Being completely infatuated with Ms Ware's debut album Devotion (find me waxing lyrical about it HERE) I was understandably apprehensive as to whether this performance would do it's soulful sophisticated textures justice. Better. It brought them to life.

Jessie took to the stage, a spellbinding silhouette in an ice blue haze, the twinkling intro to Devotion echoed around South London's scenesters and her pitch-perfect assault began. Sade who? Tracks such as No To Love, Night Light and Running reached new depths in a live setting and we were captivated by unashamedly bass-fuelled covers of Bobby Caldwell's What You Won't Do For Love and Brownstone's If You Love Me

Ms Ware waved to family and friends in the crowd before dedicating the anthemic Wildest Moments to her best bud, and although audience participation was never mentioned by the South London starlet participate we bloomin' well did. With eyes closed and hands clutched to chest we serenaded our Jessie, word for word, in the finest harmonies we could muster. Better than a thank you card eh?

Were any of you gyal or man dem also in attendance? Did you get goosebumps? Or wood?...

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