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Review: Louise Latham at Blackheath Halls
Since hearing the velvety voice of Louise Latham live at Blackheath Halls her music has haunted me.
I’ve been singing her beautiful song Saint at the top of my lungs every day, which is incredible as the gig last Friday night was only the second time I’d heard it.
But this enchanting folk artist has a very special way of getting under your skin.
It’s hard to believe she’s only now starting to get noticed on the London music scene after 10 years of performing and writing.
Having just released her first album Reclaimed, the brilliant thing about the decade-long wait for Louise is she’s already got tons of material ready to go for upcoming recordings.
The profoundly moving songs, which Louise played on the venue’s stunning grand piano, were accompanied by an extraordinary cellist.
I love the way this magnificent instrument sounds, each powerful note resonates within your soul and the talented pair complemented each other perfectly.
Comparing her style to Sarah McLachlan and Fleetwood Mac, it is obvious Louise has poured all of her passion, love and dedication into her spellbinding album.
The performance was part of the Icarus Club Acoustic Heaven event, during which we were also treated to the American sounds of Mississippi MacDonald.
Also featuring was Irish-bred songwriter Patrick Plunkett.
Described as an acoustic version of U2, this charming guitar player’s songs were so sweet – the kind of music which is only born from true love.
And Blackheath Halls provided the perfect, intimate venue for such a magical evening of performances.
Be sure to catch the next Icarus Club Acoustic Heaven night at the concert halls on Friday June 22.
For more information on Louise Latham visit louiselatham.com
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