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Review: Jess Glynne at Music Cube, Westfield Stratford City

PUBLISHED: 13:16 02 September 2015 | UPDATED: 13:16 02 September 2015

Jess Glynne performing at the Music Cube

Jess Glynne performing at the Music Cube

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As gigs go, Jess Glynne’s launch of the Music Cube at Westfield Stratford City certainly counts as one of the most surreal I’ve been to.

The four-day event sees performers stand inside a big glass box while fans watch on from the outside with a pair of headphones to listen through.

Glynne perfectly summed it up, saying: “The people in the shops must find it a bit weird.”

The novelty didn’t detract from the show, though.

Chart-topper Glynne opened her set with album track Ain’t Got Far To Go, and so began a 45-minute performance that mixed the hits she has become famous for with songs from her recently-released debut, I Cry When I Laugh.

There was a small group of hardcore fans (is there a collective noun for Glynne fans yet?) who sang along, word-perfect, to every tune, while the rest of the audience swayed and clapped.

Glynne, accompanied in the Music Cube by two backing singers and a DJ, suffered a slight technical hitch at the start of Gave Me Something, but that didn’t detract from what proved to be a showcase of her powerful vocal range.

The Londoner finished off her set with her number one hit, Hold My Hand, prompting the crowd to do just that as they sang along.

The pop starlet even found time for a hug and a photograph with young fans who hadn’t had the opportunity to hear her performance.

Based on her set, it’s no surprise why the 25-year-old’s popularity is on the increase. No doubt she’ll have even more success to come in the future.

If you missed Music Cube, which also featured Wretch 32, Conor Maynard and Only The Young, it will return on November 6-8 at Westfield London.


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