Photos by G.
A couple of months ago, I told you to put singer Emeli Sande‘ on your radar if you hadn’t done so already. The Scottish singing sensation returned to the US on June 4, 2012 with a sold out show at New York’s Bowery Ballroom. The show celebrated the US release of Emeli Sande’s debut album “Our Version of Events.” As expected, Emeli blew the roof off the Bowery Ballroom with a voice so good that it seems there is no way she will not become a household name.
Like the last time I saw Emeli, she performed the majority of her album in stripped down the arrangements of the songs to fit the intimate mood of the evening. She thanked the audience for believing in checking out new music and she also gave introductions for each song, telling the audience a little of the back story of what she was about to perform.
At the stroke of midnight when her album was officially released in the US, she celebrated by signing copies of her CD at the merch table. It appeared as if the entire venue was so blown away by the performance that every person picked up the album. The future is indeed bright for Emeli Sande’ and I wish her the best that success has to offer. New York, Emeli Sande’ is performing on June 5, 2012 at Music Hall of Williamsburg in Brooklyn and I venture to guess it will be your last opportunity to see her perform in a small venue, so do not miss it!
If you have not heard her amazing voice, you can see a video of her performing a cover of Coldplay’s “Every Teardrop is a Waterfall,” that I recorded when I saw Emeli Sande’ in April. Highly recommended (and link will open in a new window).
You can see the set list after the jump.