In between servings of turkey dinner, we ventured downtown to watch Lianne La Havas absolutely illuminate The Commodore Ballroom. True, we had only heard a few of her tracks previous to this evening, but our hunch was correct - Lianne was amazing.
She opened with an introduction of 'Hello, Vancouver' in her thick Londoner accent, and she was already cool. Her live rendition of 'What You Don't Do' was energetic, and heartfelt. Members of the audience sang their hearts out to this one, showing the quality and relatability of her lyrics on top of her voice.
We also very much enjoyed a segway to Pharrell's 'Happy' during one of her tracks. It was actually the first time in a while we'd heard the popular lyrics without wanting to stop hearing them... another epidemic of radio - the overplay.
Overall the show was fantastic. You know when you catch an artist before they are numbed to the cheers of thousands, and they are genuinely appreciative of an audience? This is how we experienced Lianne. A genuine, talented, passionate, artist. Thanks again to The Commodore Ballroom and Lianne La Havas for a great show.