Jess Glynne performing her Always In Between Tour at The Motorpoint Arena Nottingham on Friday 30th November 2018.

Images and Review by Kevin Cooper

Jess Glynne has already amassed a collection of serious tunes and last night at the Motorpoint Arena, she showcased some of them in a stellar set.

Having established herself as one of the most talented female UK singers, with seven number one hits although four of them have come as a featured artist on other groups tracks, including Clean Bandit’s Rather Be, she blew all expectations out of the water.

Opening with the absolute anthem that is Hold My Hand she had the crowd up on their feet in appreciation. She followed up with new album track No One that was very well received whilst You Can Find Me brought the nights first sing along moment.

With a stage set that saw a display of inspirational words cross the Motorpoint stage, Glynne gave a moving soul funk vocal performance which along with her band, backing singers and a handful of dancers was enough to entice this crowd’s full attention and mesmerised them for the entirety of the show.

There was no doubting the quality of her voice on songs such as Rudimental’s These Days, Ain’t Got Far To Go and Don’t Be So Hard On Yourself, but it was the slower songs that showcased her vocal ability as she tugged at the crowd’s heartstrings during her latest hit, Thursday which was the undoubted standout moment of the evening.

Other highlights were the emotive ballad Take Me Home and a beautiful performance of Broken before she upped the tempo with So Real and a triple treat of Real Love, My Love and Rather Be which brought the night to a suitable crescendo for an encore of Right Here and I’ll Be There which rounded things off brilliantly.

With her explosive and motivating performance Glynne had delivered an inspiring set and with her obvious raw artistic talent, she is a serious force to be reckoned with.