✩✩✩✩✩ - "A born performer, made for the stage."
On Thursday 07 April, Mimi Webb took to the stage in Belfast's iconic Ulster Hall, to perform a whole host of her hits to a sold-out crowd. A phenomenal concert from start to finish, keep reading to check out our review!
There were two support acts: Henry Moodie and Blake Rose, who got the crowd all ready for Mimi Webb, and are both names to watch out for on the music scene. They each respectively performed some of their own original songs, with Henry Moodie's cover of Taylor's Swift's hit 'Blank Space' being particularly well received by the Belfast crowd.
After an interval, it was then time for Mimi Webb to take to the stage. She kicked off with hit 'Ghost Of You,' which instantly set the precedent for the remainder of the concert. One thing that particularly stood out was that Mimi continually engaged with the crowd from the start of her set right until the end, proving that she is a born performer and certainly made for the stage. The crowd's energy was also unwavering - singing and dancing along to every word.
Having released her debut album 'Amelia' earlier this year, she impressively performed every track off the album, including 'The Other Side,' 'See You Soon' and 'Is It Possible.' There is something so special about seeing an album brought to life on the stage with a live band. Her single 'Red Flags' looks set to make an appearance in the Top 10 on the Official Charts this week and would no doubt be another incredibly well deserved achievement for her!
While she performed her newest tracks, she also performed tracks that truly kick-started her career several years ago - including '24/5,' 'Halfway,' and 'Good Without.' With every song she performed, she put her all into the performance and no doubt also thrived off the audience's energy.
The crowd - predominantly made up of young girls and young adults who relate to her music - were left in awe of the fantastic show that Mimi Webb put on, with her also performing her current single, 'Freezing.' With the Belfast date representing the latter part of the tour, the amount of passion put into the show was unbelievable, with her truly coming alive during her set.
As the set progressed, she stripped things back with 'Amelia,' which was emotionally written as a song to her younger self. This part of the show was very raw in its nature, but shows that while she can perform a high-energy set, she can equally perform tracks in a stripped back nature. 'Last Train To London,' 'Roles Reversed' and 'Before I Go' were also performed in a special nature, bringing these tracks to life in a unique way.
Wrapping up her set with quite arguably one of her most popular songs, 'House On Fire,' it rounded up an undeniably fantastic set from Mimi Webb. It was brilliant to see her perform tracks from her debut album live, while not forgetting about her classics as well. If you have the opportunity to see her live on her current tour, then we could not recommend her more highly enough! To view a full list of her upcoming tour dates and to purchase tickets, click here.
Review: By Rachel Dempster