Review: Gabrielle Aplin at the Wedgewood Rooms, Southsea

Gabrielle Aplin
Gabrielle Aplin
India Electric Company

Bringing the country into the city for folk duo India Electric Company's new project

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Gabrielle Aplin was beamed into everyone’s living room at Christmas as the soundtrack to the John Lewis advert.

Her The Power of Love cover was a No.1 hit and her self-penned follow-up, Please Don’t Say You Love Me, bodes well for her debut album, English Rain, out mid-May.

The self-taught musician managed to sell out the Wedgewood Rooms a while ago off the back of her YouTube success and her No.1 single.

It’s always hard for an artist to win over an audience when playing new tracks, especially having only released a few EPs.

However, on this visit she did a great job. How Do You Feel Today, Salvation and Alive are a few songs to mention. She threw in a few well-known covers too, one of which was a harmony without the microphone which went down well.

Finishing with a two-song encore, she played new track Take Me Away and a fan favourite, Home. My 16-year-old daughter thought she was fantastic and can’t wait to download the new album.