I'm into an ancient history now, so the texts below were written by different people who were at the concert at Luminaries, London, on 18th of September 2006. The main act were Tilly And The Wall, the secondary act was Fear of Flying, and then there was also Adele with five songs set.
The first one is little long:
“Listen To This.” my occasional review. feature is usually a place of stern judgement, sarcasm, and a unrivalled chance to slag off other peoples favourite music. Last time however Adele’s “Daydreamer” reduced three hardened critics to a soft blubbery mass of loved up enthusiasm… “I fall in love with this track each time i hear it“, “Awesome…perfectly measured… truly first album material” and perhaps most well judged of all “stop reading this nonsense and go listen to someone with real talent.”
On Monday in what I can only assume was an inadvertent case of putting the gig poster upside down I caught Adele live, supporting Tilly & The Wall, and Fear Of Flying. On record Adele’s vocals are beautiful, live they’re simply breathtaking, to the point that you stand there thinking “Where on earth is that voice coming from?“… it must be a trick. This is despite the fact she said her voice was going, due to a gig at the cavernous, and acoustically terrible St James Church the previous night.
And another one, almost poetic: ;)
...we get the thoroughly unexpected thrill of XL-signed singer-guitarist Adele. Armed with a voice that could unzip a dress at 50 paces, she keeps her guitar tunes pared down to subdued simplicity, giving her sweetly raw vocals free rein to soar and dance around the melody like a deranged bee that’s been at the vodka. All this and she’s only 18 – expect to hear more from this one.