Monday, 7 November 2016

KT Tunstall at The Sage

KT Tunstall
The Sage
KT Tunstall's triumphant return to The Sage saw my third sold-out gig in a week.

Back in 2013,  KT toured the Invisible Empire//Crescent Moon album, solo and acoustic. It was a wonderful evening and a difficult one to follow. This time, with the more up-tempo Kin album in the spotlight, the style was very different, with a three-piece band beefing up the sound in considerable fashion.

The evening started in style with an excellent support set my The Braids that embraced a number of music genres, with electronics rubbing shoulders with powerful drums.

KT's set drew upon songs all the way from Eye to the Telescope to Kin. The accent was firmly on the art of positivity,with Kin being symbolic of coming out of the darker period that gave rise to Invisible Empire//Crescent Moon.

Just as in 2013, KT made an immediate and very strong connection with the audience as soon as she bounced onto the stage. She had people dancing, singing and waving their phone torches on the air.

KT made the point that once the doors are closed and the show begins it is just her and us in our own little world, all on the same side and away from the problems of the day. There was no way anybody was going to leave this show feeling unhappy.
KT Tunstall is a remarkable artiste and a fabulous performer. If you have the opportunity to see her live, make sure you don't miss it.

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