Review: Eddi Reader’s effortlessly beautiful performance at The Stables, Milton Keynes
Scottish singer-songwriter Eddi Reader made a much-anticipated return to Milton Keynes’ The Stables on Monday - and it was certainly a night to remember.
After taking my seat, I could instantly feel the electric atmosphere created by Eddi’s loyal fans who were eagerly awaiting her set.
But first up was Irish singer Kieran Goss who genuinely took my breath away as he stood on the stage, solely with his guitar, and delivered his heartfelt music flawlessly.
At times he had the audience in stitches as he divulged details about his past in a natural storytelling fashion, then suddenly you were almost held in a trance by his mesmerising performance.
So it was Kieran’s incredibly impressive set that geared you up for what lay ahead as Eddi Reader and her hugely talented five-piece band arrived to wow the crowd.
She shot to fame during her time in the hugely popular band Fairground Attraction with their Perfect hit that topped the British charts - but since then has more than proved she has what it takes to be one of the greats.
Her simply stunning vocals meant when she took on the 1961 classic Moonriver she delivered an effortlessly beautiful rendition that left you wanting more.
And after four years since last releasing any new material, it’s no wonder fans were desperate to hear what she had been up to.
Thankfully Eddi’s Autumn tour has given the folk star the opportunity to tease next year’s new album - and what a treat we have in store.
With a voice like hers, it’s impossible not to fall in love with every song as she turns covers into her own and dazzles with her new tracks.
> Catch Eddi as she continues touring by visiting www.eddireader.co.uk/gigs and make sure you book ahead for Kieran Goss’ return to The Stables on May 30, 2014.