Thursday December 3
Gig D2

Lianne La Havas

Olympia Theatre
72 Dame St,
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Lianne La Havas first came to the fore three years ago following the release of her début album Is Your Love Big Enough? Immediately recognisable as not your typical female singer songwriter, the soulful, and at times sultry, La Havas became an instantaneous favourite, appearing on Later With Jools Holland performing love songs with a difference, earning a Mercury prize nomination and garnering admiration for both her musical prowess and distinguishable personal style. For her subsequent album Blood La Havas again focused predominantly on that universal topic of loves lost and gained. Balancing upbeat vocals with more heartbreaking and vulnerable moments Blood tackles the omnipresent topic of love with rhythm, drawing the listener in and making you want to hear more. At recent live performances La Havas has included material from both albums, and has unsurprisingly left audiences equally impressed and entranced. / Niamh Keenan