Live Reviews

Ella Eyre: The Library, Birmingham – 14/03/2014

Fresh from a whole host of spotlight action in recent weeks… Brit Awards duet with Rudimental, Launch party for the Wireless Festival and being shortlisted in the BBC New Sounds of 2014 poll to name a few, Ella Eyre took to the stage at The Library to a rapturous welcome from the sold out crowd. Kicking off with her band to a sprightly version of ‘Don’t Follow Me’, the young starlet was energetic to say the least.

Ella’s recation to the audience participation tonight was equal to the audience’s reception of her. Performing a host of tracks that not many have heard, it seemed Ella was taken aback by the sheer magnitude of the crowd’s knowledge of her material. Recent single ‘Deeper’ seemeed to make the whole room take off along with her. A true superstar who can easily feed off the vibes in the room.

Her young vocal talents are already at a real professional level and will only get stronger the deeper in to her career she gets. Highlights tonight include the sublime ‘Worry Bout Me’, a cover of Basement Jaxx’s ‘Good Luck’ and a remarkable rendition of her Disclosure duet ‘Waiting All Night’ that really blows the audience away.

Throughout the entire show, Ella has been humble and accommodating. Thanking the revellers for joining her tonight, dancing and singing along and supporting her. She leaves us tonight with ‘If I Go’ which again, leaves the audience upbeat and craving more. There is no encore, the show is done and leaves it all so perfect. Short and sweet, whetting the appetite for her debut album and numerous festival appearances that are ahead over the summer. Ella is a true talent we shall have great pleasure in watching escalate to the heights, and so thouroughly desereved.

Words: Glenn Rossington | Photography: Tasha Cassidy


Editor & Photographer. Eclectic music tastes and fan of a good beat. Can usually be found at a Gig across the Country or at a Festival in the Summer - More than likely with a camera surgically attached to me.