Lianne La Havas
Soul - Singer-songwriter
Lianne La Havas (vocals, guitar); Rhiann Kenny (backing vocals); Chris Dagger (backing vocals, guitar, bass); James Wyatt (backing vocals, keyboards); Jay Sikora (backing vocals, drums).
Fri 12 July 2013 21:45 - 22:45 Maas
Â© 2012 by Evening Standard
Last year, Lianne La Havas was the great surprise at the North Sea Jazz Festival. The British singer-songwriter had been booked even before her debut album had been released. An excellent decision anyway: La Havas' performance was overwhelming and is regarded as one of the highlights of the 2012 edition. That same summer saw the release of her album IsYour Love Big Enough?, which was nominated for the Mercury Prize. During the awards ceremony she was able to silence the notoriously rowdy audience, something which no artist had succeeded in doing since Amy Winehouse. Meanwhile, La Havas has grown from a promising talent into a star performing sold-out concerts all over the world. This makes sense as La Havas has it all: a beautiful voice allowing her to vocalize in a heart-rending way, but also tumble and roll playfully; enticing, intelligent songs and a powerful stage presence. Just make sure you are there on time…