Scottish singer-songwriter KT Tunstall played an intimate and highly memorable sold out show at London’s iconic Jazz Café.
Leading the way to the venue were some graffiti messages on the floor reading ‘Wax 5th October’ to remind everyone of the release date of her long-awaited sixth album.
Kicking the night off with If Only, she started as she meant to go on, captivating fans with her accomplished showmanship, vocal range and stage presence. We all know that she is an incredibly versatile artist, with the ability to change from pop to folk to rock and to entertain her audience with jokes and stories about her life on the road and her inspirations, and those aspects are fully in evidence for this show.
Leading into an acoustic performance of Black Horse and the Cherry Tree, the musician recounted the time when she was in the USA and discovered that her song was being played on a jukebox.
Throwing pieces of her musical influences into some of the songs – such as the White Stripes anthem Seven Nation Army, and the bridge of David Bowie’s Heroes – Tunstall did showcase most of the tracks from her upcoming album.
An additional highlight was the guest appearance of the super-talented Sophie Solomon during The Mountain, on which they collaborate.
The mind-blowing experience ends with her signature track Suddenly I See, and if you do have the sudden urge to see her, then don’t miss the chance to catch her at Pryzm in Kingston-upon-Thames for an acoustic show on 5 October – tickets here.
Words & photos by Selena Ferro