Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

Starry Knight

Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

Starry Knight

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Byline: PAUL CLARK

POP Beverley Knight Shepherd's Bush Empire

FRESH from giving it up live at Posh and Becks's A-list Gucci and Sushi bash, Beverley Knight was slumming it at the Bush last night. Another Spice, Mel B, who apologetically stepped on my toe (a story that I will carry to my grave), was charged with adding some showbiz gravitas to the audience. It made little difference to the performance of the 27-year-old Wolverhampton diva who doesn't know the meaning of half-hearted.

This determination to put on a show can be both Knight's strength and weakness because, while she clearly possesses a voice which could threaten double glazing, she has a tendency to over-utilise its power when less could actually mean more.

Her set was a strange brew of emotional contrasts, with the glee of chugging, Eighties-style groove interspersed with some heartfelt songs. This was most apparent on the mid-tempo number Shape of You, written after the recent break-up of her long-term relationship, which almost seamlessly went into the feel-good funk of The Greatest Day of my Life. …

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