Eliza Doolittle - Nottingham Rescue Rooms
Posted by Rhien on Thu, 21 Oct 2010.
After a great interview with Eliza I was really looking forward to the show. You could feel the sense of anticipation from the crowd, waiting for the young Camden girl to walk on stage. As soon as the band made their way the roar was immense, but all this pailed in comparison to Eliza Doolittle’s reception. The atmosphere was electric, setting the stage for one of the UK's best talents to entertain us.
She kicked off with ‘Money Box’, a great opener, but the big songs for me and probably most of the crowd were ‘Pack Up’ and ‘Skinny Genes’, I must say I loved them all with her latest single ‘Roller blades’ also sounding very good. My personal favourite was her cover of Cee Lo Green’s ‘F*** You’ to finish off the show. What a way to go out.
Eliza Doolittle’s music is a very refreshing and welcome change from the huge over the top X factor power ballads. Instead Eliza opts for the honest and fun approach exuding both of them in great quantities. As for the performance itself, it was simply next level. Her stunning vocals and instant connection with the audience set her apart. Eliza draws inspiration from a wide range of music from Stevie Wonder to the Beach Boys, and the influences are just that. Eliza is most certainly her own sound.
The staging for me wasn’t perfect, although pretty good (maybe a little difficult for photography as our photographer was having a hard time of it!), it felt small and intimate as a venue, but there's certainly a great feel about the place with a great atmosphere.
Eliza gave an absolutely fantastic performance with stunning vocals. The Arsenal fan is gunning for success and it’s pretty clear she’s going to have much more of it. Her self entitled debut album ‘Eliza Doolittle’ is definitely worth a listen.