No dodging the talent of Ella Eyre at the fairground – Review

I was invited along to this year’s Lumia Live session with Ella Eyre last night (details below). It was good fun, the intimate concerts take place in random venues; there is little cooler than antique fairground rides. Dingles, Lifton, did not disappoint, and nor did Ella herself. She was a charming young thing with loads of talent.

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Photo by Lumia Live team

The session was only 20 minutes, and the music was similar for each song, but it sounded as though the band only relaxed and got into the concert for the last song (to be fair, they were uncomfortably perched on the edges of bumper cars).

I really enjoyed her encore. If you were expecting song names, then guess again, because I don’t have a clue. But she had a great voice, and her adorable guitarist with the afro synchronised well with her.

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Ameera and I (left) had to get in a fan photo before we left.

(Press release) Nokia and music pioneers, La Blogothèque, have teamed up once again for another year of the Lumia Live Sessions: a series of free music shows taking the hottest emerging talent to unexpected places around the UK.

This year’s Lumia Live sessions kicked off on Saturday night (March 29) at Dingles Fairground Museum, Lifton, Devon, with one of the UK’s most buzzed about artists, Ella Eyre.

The talented 19 year old, whose recent number one collaboration with Rudimental on the smash hit “Waiting All Night” garnered her a BRIT Award for Best British Single, has captivated audiences at home and abroad with her unique style and a voice that commands attention. Tipped as the artist to watch by the nation including the BBC Sound of 2014, and the runner up for the BRITS 2014 Critics Choice Award, the intimate Lumia Live Session with Ella was a truly unique and special event.

Music pioneers La Blogothèque are a visionary team of videographers and bloggers devoted to the unique presentation of new music through intimate videos. They seek to capture and translate the passion and vivacity of live music, bringing musicians and fans closer together. Previous collaborations include: Phoenix, the Kooks, Alt-J, Bon Iver, Foals, Beirut and Theophilus London.

Embracing La Blogothèque’s characteristic vision, artists will perform acoustic sets in non-traditional venues, ensuring the sessions showcase their raw talent and give music fans the opportunity to check out their favourite artists in venues they never dreamed possible.

Christophe Abric, founder of La Blogothèque commented: “The team is thrilled to partner up with Nokia again to explore the UK and discover the best new artists. We’re all set for another exciting year of the Lumia Live Sessions: exciting acts, crazy venues and lots of magic moments!”

The Lumia Live Sessions are a celebration of Nokia’s love of music discovery, bringing to life the essence of its free music streaming service, Nokia MixRadio. Featuring over 30 million tracks and hundreds of playlists created by a team of musicologists based in the UK, Nokia MixRadio caters to the tastes of every music fan. With no registration, subscription or advertisements, the app is designed to encourage people to discover both new music and long lost favorites.

Follow the Lumia Live Sessions to discover the new sounds of 2014 here: http://www.nokia.com/gb-en/lumialive/

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