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Monday, 18 June 2012

Katy B Review @ 53 Degrees - 5th June 2012




Katy B may have been off the music radar for a few months, but with the promise of an intimate live show, she packed out the top room of 53 Degrees with fans.

Support on the night came from the Blackpool trio Myth Of Unity, who got the crowd dancing with the promise of free CDs to the best ‘skankers’.

Katy B and her live band came on stage, to deafening cheers from the army of fans. Katy has been working on a new album, so she seemed very happy to be back on stage performing again.

The set began with Movement, a track of Katy B’s 2011 album On A Mission, then moved into successful single Broken Record. She then asked her DJ to bring a male member of the audience on stage for Easy Please Me, which got a loud cheer of approval from the crowd and had lots of guys clamouring to get on stage with her!

Katy then gave us a world exclusive performance of new track, What You Came For, featuring Mosko, which is undeniably catchy and is sure to be a massive hit. She also performed her new single with Mark Ronson, Anywhere In The World, which is Coca Cola’s Official Olympics 2012 song and has been shown in Coca Cola adverts for the past few months and got the crowd singing along and swaying.

Katy and her DJ then took part in a battle of music tastes, playing short samples of songs such as Robin S -Show Me Love, House of Pain - Jump Around and Salt and Pepa – Push It, which all got the crowd moving and complaining when their favourite was cut short. Continuing in the line of classic songs, Katy performed a fantastic cover of Eurythmics – Sweet Dreams, showing off her amazing vocals that definitely rivalled Annie Lennox herself.

She then started to wind down the set with her best known tracks such as Perfect Stranger, which originally featured Magnetic Man, and then the single that sparked her chart success in 2010, Katy On A Mission.
She left the stage but returned for an encore performance on Lights On, which she dedicated to any member of the audience who had stayed in a nightclub until the lights had come on and still wanted to keep dancing – which I’m certain is how everyone felt after Katy left the stage again.

Katy B is back with a vengeance and I think it is safe to say that she will be taking the UK dance music scene by storm yet again once her new album is released!

If you missed the gig, you can check out more pictures here!

Megan Habberfield