Emeli returns home with sell-out gig

Emeli Sande at Tunnels in Aberdeen. Picture: George Mackie
Emeli Sande at Tunnels in Aberdeen. Picture: George Mackie

Chart-topper Emeli Sande marked her comeback with a sell-out gig in the North-east.

The Alford-born singer-songwriter is embarking on a small-venue, four-date UK tour as she promotes her long-awaited second album, Long Live the Angels.

And Tunnels in Aberdeen provided the perfect stage on Monday night for adoring fans to welcome her back.

It all began for Emeli, 29, in 2012 when her acclaimed debut album, Our Version of Events, spent 10 weeks at No 1.

But just as quickly as her meteoric rise to the top, she vanished from the music scene releasing no new music as a lead artist until the current single, Hurts.

She recently shed some light on her escape from the pressures of the music industry, explaining: “I just wanted to disappear.

“I just had this overwhelming sensation and realisation everything had to stop, and then slowly it did.”

But now Emeli has returned, refreshed and wiser from her early experience with instant fame.

She is determined to take time away from work when she wants and develop other interests,

The Tunnels gig was the second in a line-up that takes in Glasgow, Manchester and London.