Emeli wows at Musical Hall

Emeli Sande was on top form at Aberdeen's Music Hall. Photograph by Dod Morrison.
Emeli Sande was on top form at Aberdeen's Music Hall. Photograph by Dod Morrison.

Alford’s Emeli Sande returned to the North-east last Friday and cast a spell over a sell-out Music Hall in Aberdeen.

Emeli was originally due to perform at the venue in December but had to postpone after being asked to support Coldplay on their European tour.

The former Alford Academy pupil was performing in the North-east for the first time since her debut album Our Version Of Events went to number one in the charts.

With fans, family and friends all looking on, Emeli opened the show with a rousing performance of her hit single Daddy. The song was full of energy and left the audience in awe at her range of vocals.

After her opening song Emeli told the audience how excited she was to be back “where it all began” and thanked everyone for their support.

The 24-year-old, supported by an equally talented band, gave flawless performances of all her biggest hits including Next to Me, Heaven and a reworked version of her number one collaboration Read All About It.

Emeli also took to the piano on a number of occasions, providing a glimpse of why she was named the Best Breakthrough Artist at the Brit Awards earlier in the year.

She dedicated songs to both her sister and her parents, Joel and Dianne, who were watching from the balcony, and it must have been a proud moment for them as Emeli was given a standing ovation as she left the stage for the last time.