Ellie Goulding – iTunes Festival, London 08/07/10

July 19, 2010 by  

iTunes Festival has well and truly stamped its mark on the festival circuit since it began in 2007, with its back to back performances running for a month concept which music lovers get to attend for free, it has definitely won the fan vote for best London festival. Since the very start the Festival as attracted the likes of Oasis, Paul McCartney, Amy Winehouse, Franz Ferdinand and many more.

Tonight I am one of the lucky few who as the privilege to attend the performance, headlining the show which is been broadcasted live on ITV2 is Ellie Goulding a young singer which no one knew off a year ago and as bewitched her way to a Brit and many young fans hearts.

Supporting her tonight is another young female talent that is set to make waves this year Delta Maid; she walks out to a great reception from the crowd as if they’ve known of her for sometime (where have I been?). She subsequently opens her mouth and out comes this ol’ honky talk/ country/ bluesy vocals. What? This girl is from Liverpool did you say? Indeed, she’s a Scouser alright as I discover in between songs, she’s not shy either, she speaks and she’s engaging this girl’s a pro. For her 25 years she sounds much like a younger girl, a very cutesy sweet voice with a slight a husk to it but in contrast the songs are very grown up and speak of drowning sorrows and one night stands. This girl is definite one to watch this year.

An hour after Delta’s performance out comes Dave Berry and Fearne Cotton, It had slipped my mind that this was going out live to the nation, Ellie Goulding was about to be introduced an hour before going on air.

Ellie Goulding is part of the new crop of British female artists with genuine talent, whom have made an impact on the music scene in the last couple of years. After winning the BBC sound 2010, her debut album went straight to number one in the UK album chart. A lot of hype is surrounding this young songstress, so what is the Ellie Goulding live experience? I am yet to find out…

After a spot of presenting by those two of the telly, out she comes with her band to a great reception from the crowd. Straight into her set I realise what a Tour de Force she is, her vocals hit you like a rocket, powerful, enchanting and sweet. ‘Guns and Horses’ is a winner with the crowd, funny how perked people get when a camera’s around. ‘Under the Sheets’ is now my new favourite Ellie song, a song on which she picks up some drum sticks and starts drumming which is unexpected. She performs a few other tracks from the album before going out live on ITV2. For the TV transmission she performs her biggest hit’ Starry Eyed’, another winner for the crowd and for me, and she picks up her drum sticks again and plays quite impressively. I didn’t pay much attention to this particular songstress before now, as they are so many around these days, it’s hard to know who to give your love to but I think I have been converted to the Haus of Goulding.


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