This was only my second gig this year – its been a slow start. Emeli Sande is obviously going places and is probably going to be selling out much bigger venues in the future.
So it was a good opportunity to see her in what I have to say is a very odd venue.
XOYO is basically a basement pub with a stage. No pit, very simple lighting and room for about 500 people at most. This was a Q Awards show and the only way to get a decent spot was to be first in the queue, so I was.
There were a few of us dotted around and we managed to get about 4 or 5 songs in before a stroppy girl got, well, stroppy, and got us to pack up and head off. For a horribly dark show, I was happy enough with the shots.