Review: Brewery gig proves a big hit

Gabrielle Aplin at Wednesday's Brewery Gig
Gabrielle Aplin at Wednesday's Brewery Gig
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Last night’s Greene King Brewery gig at the Theatre Royal, in Bury St Edmunds, was - in one word - amazing.

From the moment Luke Sital Singh opened the night, the audience was silent, hanging on his every word.

The talented singer-songwriter performed his songs effortlessly and with such passion and sincerity that I got goosebumps.

I was surprised by the impressive sound quality of the theatre and by how well the venue showcased his sweet acoustic-folk sound.

Bottled Up Tight and Nothing Stays The Same are sure to make it into my downloads.

The night’s headline act Gabrielle Aplin performed a duet with Sital Singh before briefly exiting the stage and returning with her band.

Although awkward on stage, pointing out she was embarrassed and did not know what to say, there is no denying she was in her element when singing and moving between instruments.

She sang some covers including Go Your Own Way and Power Of Love, but was mesmerising during her performances of Please Don’t Say You Love Me, Home and Salvation.

As the night drew to an end, Aplin was presented with a birthday cake in celebration of her turning 21 today.

She seemed genuinely shocked and sweetly embarrassed when her band, with the help of the audience, sang Happy Birthday to her.

Seeing two great artists perform in such an intimate setting was a real treat and I couldn’t help but feel as if everyone present had been part of something very special.

LS