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Sam Smith Delights As Part Of The iTunes Festival

All in one evening…. my body was covered with goose bumps, I felt moved to tears and I jumped up and down like a teenage girl screaming for “more, more!”.

I am not a teenage girl for the record and quite frankly am surprised that I was compelled to act in such a way.  Writing this, a day later, I am still disappointed that it had to end so soon.

Sam Smith put in such a powerful performance at the Roundhouse on Tues for the iTunes festival, I was blown away by his angelic voice.  A weapon of feeling and emotion.  His ability to sing low notes and then switch seamlessly to a high falsetto (without screeching) was incredible, verging on impossible. He played all the songs from his latest album and the mesmerized crowd knew most of the words and we were belting it out to keep him company.  He looked very classy in his royal blue suit and his entourage of musicians and back-up singers made for a quite curious and interesting bunch.  String instruments, keyboard, rappers, drums and multi-cultural vocalists – the whole spectrum was covered and it was done with style.

4 songs that you must absolutely listen to if you haven’t already; my current favourite “I’m not the Only One”, “Leave your Lover”, “Latch” and “Stay with Me”.  His latest album is a must buy for those reflective moments that we all have as the seasons change.

Furthermore, Smith’s career is one to watch over the coming years, this 22 year old is only set to go up and up.  It feels like he is only at the beginning and I cannot wait to hear what comes next.  Sure he can grow a little more comfortable on stage and learn to share his beautiful personality with the audience.  No matter, I tell you what Sam, I am most certainly a fan that is here is to Stay.

Written by Amber Williamson Pictures from iTunes Festival, London 2014