Review: Ella Eyre @ Albert Hall, Manchester

Ella Eyre’s sold out show at the Albert Hall last night proved why she deserved to win Best Female at the MOBO’s.

The energy was incredible at the sold out show as the crowd chanted her name, summoning the lioness to the stage.

This is the singers biggest tour to date, after festival appearances and guest slots for other artists.

And she proved that she can hold her own here in Manchester, which she said was her favourite place to perform in the UK. 

Her vocals soared through hits Comeback and Good Times as she told the crowd to keep the bar high and just have a good time.

She surprised with her set as she’s known for her signature RnB and dance style.

But at the Albert Hall she showed off her range and performed like a rockstar in her sparkling one piece leotard.

A highlight of the night was when she asked the crowd ‘Manchester do you know this fucking song?’, performing her breakout BRIT-winning hit Waiting All Night.

Which if they weren’t already, it really got the crowd in high energy as they sang it word-for-word.

Blasting out hits Deeper, Gravity and her cover of We Don’t Have to Take Our Clothes Off the crowd didn’t stop singing all night, really showing Ella’s stamp on the radio over the past year.

Ella won Best Newcomer at the MOBO’s last year and just this week won Best Female, showing her massive progress over a year.

She said it was an honour and privilege to be at the MOBO’s and thanked everyone for supporting her, and even just singing along to her music is enough.

She followed this with a performance of Even If, a stripped back moment during the party of the night, highlighting her vocal ability, and why she was a worthy winner of those awards.

‘I would definitely live in Manchester,’ Ella said, before the crowd were once again chanting her name desperate for an encore.

The singer with the most fabulous hair in the industry came back to the stage and smashed a cover of disco track Best of My Love highlighting her influences and RnB roots.

She ended the night on a high with Together, and left the crowd knowing she is capable of writing hit after hit, and her stardom will only get bigger and better over the next year.

Image courtesy of BBC via. YouTube, with thanks.

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