Lisa Stansfield Makes A Stunning Live Return Ahead Of York Gig
Graham Clark, Features Writer
The last time I saw Irit was in Harrogate last spring when she supported Caro Emerald on tour. Fast forward to this year and Irit has had a bit of a makeover and appears now to have more stage confidence. Rather than getting lost in her songs as before she now sings and projects herself to the audience.
She used the 30 minutes she had on stage to showcase the best tracks off her debut album, but things really livened up with the new single, Lies and These Shoes. She appeared to be appreciated by the audience and by the end of her set had won many new admirers. What a difference a year makes!
It is only a few dates into the tour but in Liverpool at the Philharmonic Hall it was like Lisa Stansfield had never been away. Dressed in a black jacket and gold glitter trousers she shone as brightly as her music.
The new album, Deeper is the backbone of most of the show. Thankfully the album is classic Lisa Stansfield with a huge dose of blue eyed pop soul, which shows that her voice sparkles just like those glittering trousers!
Opening up with two of the best tracks off the album, Everything and the title track, Deeper, it wasn't long before we were in hit territory as the Barry White track Never Gonna Give You Up had the audience on their feet.
She re-worked Change into a looser jazzier number before all the band gather round her for an acoustic version of So Natural.
Her northern charm wasn't lost on the fans; she shared that the first time she performed under her own name was in Liverpool.
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Rather than save Been Around The World for the encore it comes after her new single Billionaire. The former track is part sung by the audience which threatens to literally raise the roof.
As she encores with Live Together the track leads into Young Hearts Run Free. The 90 minutes she had been on stage passed too quickly,
To paraphrase her first big hit, People (of York) Hold On, you are in for a great night from one of the UK's finest singers when she visits York on 19 April.
Lisa Stansfield Makes A Stunning Live Return Ahead Of York Gig, 11th April 2018, 21:45 PM