Jessie Ware is well known for her amazing vocal range and her flawless performance at Manchester Academy was no exception.

Coming off the back of her second album, Ware gave a truly heartfelt show that sent fans into tears (of joy I might add), and there wasn’t a single person not to be seen singing along. Despite only lasting just over an hour, Ware managed to cover all her hits to a loud and enthusiastic sold-out crowd.

With her mother being a Mancunian, Jessie Ware has always had a close connection to her “favourite city” saying that she would prefer to live here in if she hadn’t grown up in Clapham, South London.

The Academy was the perfect setting to really appreciate Jessie’s dulcet tones. Unlike a lot of musicians the Hammersmith born singer’s vocals were almost identical to what you hear on the album, perhaps even better with the occasional riff sounding nothing less than outstanding!

Despite having scaled the ladder of success, the singer has remained very humble, speaking between every few songs to let her ever loyal fans know how grateful she is, and even having a short chat with the auntie of her supporting act, Dornik. London based singer, Dornik really set the tone for an outstanding gig, with his relaxed style emulating what can only be described as a young Michael Jackson meets The Weeknd.

Jessie had the freedom to really show off her vocal talent, hitting every note with perfection and even receiving a rhapsodic round of applause after nailing her highly acclaimed single, ‘Wildest Moments’ from her first album, ‘Devotion’.

One of the most impressive things about the gig was the spectacular lighting used to perfectly coincide with the bass during her songs ‘Night Light’ and ‘Running’. This and her bilingual four piece band gave her music a new feel and added more depth to compliment her strong vocals.

The London born singer perfectly combined her minimalist backdrop with her sophisti-pop tones, proving why she has been nominated amongst singers like Lily Allen and Paloma Faith for the Brit Award for Best British Female Solo Artist.

Ware finishes her grand tour of the UK later this month before heading around the world to the rest of Europe and Russia and wrapping it up in the US.

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