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Emeli Sandé announces UK headline tour

Published on 15th August 2011

One of the greatest song–writing talents of 2011, Emeli Sandé, is pleased to announce her first ever headline tour this November.

"What sums Sandé up is her voice, even more than that, her songs, "This has to be great" was how she put it. And it is" Sunday Times Culture 

"Emeli Sandé is not the next so and so, she’s the person other acts will be compared to in the coming years" i-D Magazine

The six shows in intimate venues across the UK will give fans the opportunity to see Emeli in memorable surroundings as well as hear her incredible voice up close.

Emeli’s debut single, ‘Heaven’ has been championed across the board by media and remained at number 1 on the Shazam chart for over 5 weeks. As one of the freshest debut singles of 2011, ‘Heaven’ is both contemporary and timeless, a euphoric feel good summer track packed with lavish strings, bombastic horns and trip hop beats all combined with Emeli’s subtle yet soaring vocal.

Richly melodic, classically powerful and retro-futurist, the deferred medical student’s songs are as interesting and as individualistic as she is. Her intuitive intelligence, self awareness, and empowered honesty is hugely apparent in her lyrics. Emeli’s love for and understanding of artists like Nina Simone, Joni Mitchell, Roberta Flack and Lauryn Hill are obvious, loud and proud.

Smart, sussed, talented, entrepreneurial, shiningly engaging in the flesh, utterly transfixing on stage and unforgettable in her words and melodies, Emeli Sandé is the epitome of the brilliant modern artist.

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