Emeli Sandé


This has been quite a year for Emeli Sande. A short while back the 25-year-old Scot was one among many young singers trying to make their way in the UK pop and soul scene. Then just a year after putting out her first track she had two number one singles and in February her debut album Our Version of Events hit the UK number one spot. But if this wasn’t enough, she then sang in both the opening and closing ceremonies for the London Olympics, exposed to an international audience of almost a billion. To mark her catapult to worldwide stardom a special edition of Our Version of Events has been released, featuring new material including her cover of John Lennon’s Imagine, which the BBC used to such effect during the Olympics closing ceremony. But there are other treats in store too: Wonder, produced in collaboration with Naughty Boy, an alternative version of Breaking the Law, and Easier in Bed, among others. A live album is said to be in the works, and no wonder – Sande rarely seems to be away from the live stage. Following an appearance at London’s Royal Albert Hall she will be off to Canada and America.

Europe will have to wait until March 4 at the Casino de Paris, 12 at Vega in Copenhagen, 13 at Huxleys in Berlin, before she returns again to the UK with two shows in London in April.

 

Pierfrancesco Pacoda

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