REVIEW: SOPHIE ELLIS BEXTOR at The Wedge, Southsea

Sophie Ellis Bextor
Picture: Paul Jacobs (142476-361)

Sophie Ellis Bextor Picture: Paul Jacobs (142476-361)

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Her last visit to the Wedgewood rooms was back in 1998 when her dancing shoes were well and truly polished and on Saturday night she made sure she didn’t disappoint with her fans both during and after her performance.

The former Spiller girl with her ice-cold vocals entertained Southsea with her folklore tunes enabling a romantic or two to get cosy on the dance floor.

Sophie Ellis-Bextor at The Wedgewood Rooms, on Saturday, February 25, 2017.  Picture by Paul Windsor

Sophie Ellis-Bextor at The Wedgewood Rooms, on Saturday, February 25, 2017. Picture by Paul Windsor

With a combination of her current album ‘Familia’ and her previous ‘Wanderlust’ recordings the North American influences swept the Wedgewood Rooms along with her glittery accompaniment self.

Anyone who dare just stand still were stifled when her classic dance hits made anyone in their own right boogie a little to her most influential tunes from her Groovejet days and the ones that sent posh spice down the ratings a peg or two.

This quintessentially British pop singer has the most unique voice and her 1980’s electronic influence certainly gets a dance floor buzzing for sure.

Also her incognito acapella performance as a finale using her distinguishable and beautiful dulcet tone to finish had her fans gasping with pure delight with the almighty capture of pure admiration from the folk before her.

SOPHIA BENHAM

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