Alison Moyet at the Royal Albert Hall
The Royal Albert Hall is probably the greatest venue in London – it is pretty impossible not to impress the audience in a such lovely setting. This is not the case for Alison Moyet, as she would certainly have made an impression on the audience in any possible venue. Her famous voice and songs are rightly renowned, thanks to their enchanting power.
In a minimalistic setting, with a few white and purple lights, two musicians playing synths, one drum machine and two guitars, the attention was all focused on the characteristic contralto voice of Moyet. For an hour and a half, the singer and songwriter from Essex bewitched the audience with her most famous songs: Only You, Love Resurrection, Is This Love?, Whispering Your Name, All Cried Out and more.
There were the 80s songs, the 90s songs and Moyet’s more contemporary work; each of these categories owned its own sound and peculiarity. In the first part, Moyet sang her more recent songs, the music more ethereal and liquid. The arrangement of the songs in the 80s throwback section had a vintage sound, as Moyet was then at the beginning of her career as the singer of Yazoo. These sonorities were particularly obvious during songs like Only You and All Cried Out, where the likes of Depeche Mode, Simple Minds and New Order came through onstage.
Finally came the moment for the early 90s dance/house tracks, an explosion of club culture onstage. The performance ended with an encore, more confidential and more placid.
Alison Moyet is a great artist: although she has been in the music business for 30 years, and although she has her own devoted fans, she still has the power to seduce a new generations of fans.
For further information and future events visit Alison Moyet’s website here.
Watch the video for Whispering Your Name here: